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Remote-Controlled Spin - the advance of social bots

Is your new Facebook friend actually real? Does the tweet praising a new product just come from automated software? We can no longer be sure whether we're dealing with real people on the internet, because social bots imitate human behavior, and they do so frighteningly well.

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