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Is it a Bot or Not?

Written by Keira McGuire | Dec 6, 2018 12:01 PM

Today social media platforms have become home to about 7 in 10 Americans. Millions of robots, or bots for short, have set up shop on social media platforms. Bots are nothing more than computer programs made to mimic humans. They can be used for good. Unfortunately, they can also be used for bad such as in the spread of false news. They are currently a rampant problem.

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