Amazon Takes on Fake Reviews, Human Bots on Facebook

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By Tony Owusu Amazon says it is regularly in contact with social media sites about fake review farms that are organized on their platforms. It looks like the courtroom will be the battlefield in the war against bots. A ‘bot’ (short for robot) is a computer program that operates as an agent for a user or other program. Bots also can be designed to simulate human activity. Bots are at the center of the lawsuit between Tesla (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc. Report CEO Elon Musk and social media platform Twitter (TWTR) – Get Twitter Inc. Report. They act as a virus on social networks by inflating engagemen…

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