Rakesh Gupta

141 days ago

Inside social media’s black market: Celebrities, athletes and politicians are buying millions of fake followers, while social media companies struggle to stop them. Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it.
Celebrities, athletes,
pundits and politicians have
millions of fake followers.

The Follower Factory

nytimes.com

Tweets from a Twitter bot look just like those of a normal user, but a bot’s tweets are generated by a computer program, rather than a person. Below are three examples of common bot types you might encounter on Twitter and an approximation of the code controls them.