10 percent of your Facebook friends aren’t even human

On the Internet, nobody knows that I’m a dog.

THREE anonymous teams have let loose software that pretends to be human, and used it to manipulate a group of Twitter users. Over a two-week period, the three “socialbots” were able to integrate themselves into the group, and gained close to 250 followers between them. They received more than 240 responses to the tweets they sent.

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