bots

net neutrality

99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality

A new report from Stanford University shows that most commenters were knowledgeable about the issue and very much in favor of keeping the protections.
Kaleigh Rogers
7 hours ago
yelp

Researchers Developed a New, Even More Convincing Way to Write Fake Yelp Reviews

A new machine learning method keeps AI on track when writing fake reviews.
Samantha Cole
9.17.18
STOP PHISHING

This Twitter Bot Will Tell You if a Login Page is Phishing

@isthisphish takes submissions from users, then generates a report on how suspicious the domain seems to be.
Joseph Cox
9.13.18
pay up

Scammers Threaten to Review Bomb a Travel Company Unless it Pays Ransom

Twitter bots, fake reviews, and Instagram comments are the tools of a black hat SEO extortion attempt.
Joseph Cox
8.28.18
Social Media

How to Buy a Piece of India’s Burgeoning Instagram Economy

Winning friends and influencing people is cheaper than a packet of chips when ₹1 gets you four Instagram followers.
Chandni Doulatramani
4.20.18
bots

California Lawmakers Want Twitter Bots Branded With Disclaimers

Two pending laws will change the way Silicon Valley manages non-human social media accounts.
Troy Farah
3.23.18
Revenge of the Robots

'Humans Not Invited' Is a CAPTCHA Test That Welcomes Bots, Filters Out Humans

FINALLY, A PLACE WHERE FELLOW ROBOTS CAN CONVENE WITHOUT SENTIENT MEAT BAGS.
Mack DeGeurin
2.7.18
Boty Politic

The Bots That Are Changing Politics

A taxonomy of politibots, a swelling force in global elections that cannot be ignored.
Renee DiResta
John Little
Jonathon Morgan
Lisa Maria Neudert
Ben Nimmo
11.2.17
"What Do You Do For a Living?"

A Former Clickhole Writer Made a ‘Content Bot’ That Will Probably Become My Boss

It’s already won a comedy competition and is currently applying to be Poet Laureate for the city of Redmond, Washington.
Claire Downs
10.12.17
net neutrality

More Than 80% Of All Net Neutrality Comments Were Sent By Bots, Researchers Say

95 percent of all organic comments favored net neutrality, according to the analysis.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.3.17
sneakernet

Inside the Wild World of Sneaker-Buying Bots

Sneakerheads are increasingly relying on automated software to buy limited-release shoes as soon as they go on sale.
Ashwin Rodrigues
8.14.17
AI

To Truly Fake Intelligence, Chatbots Need To Be Able To Change Your Mind

To achieve social intelligence, AI needs to be able to be persuasive, argues researcher.
Michael Byrne
7.15.17