Study - The End of Human Profiles As Bots And Trolls Takeover
Activists, political and financial players have more reason to be afraid. In the political circles, we tend to see more on the robotic lobbying. In essence, the use of social bots as risen with reports indicating that the current figures stand at 15%.
According to paxtechnica. Com, there is a likelihood of use of social bots by different players in the future. But what many people ask is whether there will any use of the individual profiles anymore if these bots dictate the agenda.
The tremendous capacity of these bots to spread and take over conversations is a worrying point in the use of social media. For instance, paxtechnica goes ahead to note that these bots in effect slow down the social media platforms performances.
Bots bring negative influence
The recent American presidential election outcome has been a game changer in the manner in which people look at social bots. The reports that Donald Trump campaign programmed many bots to show that he had the support is still a matter of debate.
All these has awakened the curiosity of researchers.. universities of Southern California and Georgia have been active in looking at the influence of bots in politics. The consensus has been that the perception created could have changed the outcome.
According to Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd, whose findings in 2016, the use of bots in advocacy and politics is real. The recent release by the University of Oxford would be a real eye opener. The report points out one thing; propaganda works best when there is the use of bots and trolls.
The social and economic front is also under threat as the use of fake accounts has led to misuse of social media in pornography. In the recent court ruling in North Carolina, social media platforms are public places and open for use by registered sex offender.
The argument is an opener of the Pandora’s box involving the use of sexbots in these sites. With the crash on the financial trading still fresh on the minds of financial players, there is a reason to be afraid.