Twitter bots were originally created to automate things, such as customer service responses for brands. But technology is now a major cause for concern. In fact, research has estimated that up to 48 million Twitter users are actually AI robots.
Instead of simply using algorithms to follow certain hashtags, or responding to customer queries, many bot accounts try to emulate real people. These people then promote fraud, and help to make fake news go viral.
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A wave of Twitter bots has even influenced public opinion regarding the UK's Exit from the European Union, and the 2016 US presidential election. Twitter itself admitted to discovering about 50,000 Russian-made bots, which they posted about the elections.
Bots continue to plague the service, spreading misinformation. The problem is so big that it is affecting the company's valuation.