The US Government Is Using Pineapple Pizza to Explain Russian Political Interference
We asked an online disinformation expert why the controversial dish is an apt metaphor for how trolls are messing with our country.
Tumblr’s Algorithm Thinks Vomiting Unicorns, Raw Chicken, and Boot Cleaners Are Porn
Users have been sharing their innocuous posts that have been deemed #TooSexyForTumblr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Those anti-vaxxers you've been arguing with on Twitter were probably Russian trolls
Researchers also found automated bot accounts peddling anti-vaccine messages to inflame Twitter users.
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.
California Lawmakers Want Twitter Bots Branded With Disclaimers
Two pending laws will change the way Silicon Valley manages non-human social media accounts.
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.
The Bots That Are Changing Politics
A taxonomy of politibots, a swelling force in global elections that cannot be ignored.
Lisa Maria Neudert
"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.