Facebook building a hidden social media platform for bots

Jamie McKane

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Facebook is building a hidden social media platform for bots

Researchers from Facebook have released a paper detailing a new "Web Enabled Simulation" (WES) of the company's social media platform which is populated entirely by bots.

The simulation, named WW, aims to help Facebook learn about the patterns that describe abusive behaviour so that it can more effectively police harassment, abuse, and scams on its actual Facebook platform.
 

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The Bots: "I like clouds" "Me too!" "Clouds are soft and poofy"

... 10 minutes later...

Bot #267569 "I don't like clouds anymore"

Bot #234666 "Hmmmm, location targeted, accessing Norad... Tactical nuclear missile launch initiated in 3..2..1...
 
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