On-line Commentator On Your Site Could Be a Robot

Posted on March 1, 2011

A friend at blackwatertown has a chilling post every blogger should read:

Robot Wars

Robot Wars

This is worrying. You can now buy an instant army of fake online commenters to sway any public argument your way.

The author of this piece, George Monbiot, concludes: “Software like this has the potential to destroy the internet as a forum for constructive debate. It makes a mockery of online democracy.” He’s got a point I think.