[-] MichelleG 4 points 10 months ago

Great post. Half of the time, when I come across a bot, it's not for malicious purposes. It's usually because they want to help grow an instance. The wheels begin to fall off when they start to populate (sometimes spam) communities with unwanted posts, thinking they're helping.

The ad bots are the worse. I've started to see an increase in those. I guess it means Lemmy and the Fediverse are becoming more popular.


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