Bots of the Internet, Reveal Yourselves!
Posted in: Government & Policy at 17/07/2018 14:44
A bill in the California legislature would regulate bots by making them disclose their automated nature. But how?
Robert M. Hertzberg’s hatred of bots is personal.
Mr. Hertzberg is a state Senator from California and last year, after he introduced a bail reform bill, he noticed that automated accounts on Twitter and Facebook were attacking him and his position. He is currently seeking re-election, and one of his opponents in the Democratic primary was a bail agent.
“The bail agents against me had hundreds of bots working in order to create the false impression that there were people against me,” Mr. Hertzberg said in a recent interview.