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.
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.
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.
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.