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Smart Bots, AI, And Online Chatterbots Are Used To Steal Elections, Corrupt Democracy, Spread Fake News, Steal Your Personal Data, Derail, Confuse, Attack Or Antagonize Online Forum Participants And Amuse Handlers

Did you know? Bots are taking over online! The movie I Robot was about a world where robots took over the world. Well, that day has come, at least online.. Bots, which are nothing but a computer program that was designed to mimic a human speaking, are taking over online. 

What are bots, and how do they work? 


"A chatter robot, chatterbot, chatbot, or bot is a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more human users via auditory or textual methods, primarily for engaging in small talk. The primary aim of such simulation has been to fool the user into thinking that the program's output has been produced by a human." "Malicious chatterbots are frequently used to fill chat rooms with spam and advertising[...]"

What is an Internet Bot?
Wikipedia; "Another, more malicious use of bots is the coordination and operation of an automated attack on networked computers, such as a denial-of-service attack by a botnet. Internet bots can also be used to commit click fraud and more recently have seen usage around MMORPG games as computer game bots

A spambot is an internet bot that attempts to spam large amounts of content on the Internet, usually adding advertising links. More than 94.2% of websites have experienced a bot attack.[2]

There are malicious bots (and botnets) of the following types:

Spambots that harvest email addresses from contact or guestbook pages
Downloader programs that suck bandwidth by downloading entire websites
Website scrapers that grab the content of websites and re-use it without permission on automatically generated doorway pages
Viruses and worms
DDoS attacks

Bots are also used to buy up good seats for concerts, particularly by ticket brokers who resell the tickets.[5] Bots are employed against entertainment event-ticketing sites. The bots are used by ticket brokers to unfairly obtain the best seats for themselves while depriving the general public of also having a chance to obtain the good seats. The bot runs through the purchase process and obtains better seats by pulling as many seats back as it can.

Bots are often used in Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games to farm for resources that would otherwise take significant time or effort to obtain; this is a concern for most online in-game economies.

Bots are also used to increase views for YouTube videos.

Bots are used to increase traffic counts on analytics reporting to extract money from advertisers. A study by comScore found that 54 percent of display ads shown in thousands of campaigns between May 2012 and February 2013 never appeared in front of a human being.[6]

in 2012, reporter Percy von Lipinski reported that he discovered millions of bot or botted or pinged views at CNN iReport. CNN iReport quietly removed millions of views from the account of so-called superstar iReporter Chris Morrow.[7] It is not known if the ad revenue received by CNN from the fake views was ever returned to the advertisers.

Bots may be used on internet forums to automatically post inflammatory or nonsensical posts to disrupt the forum and anger users.

The most widely used anti-bot technique is the use of CAPTCHA, which is a form of Turing test used to distinguish between a human user and a less-sophisticated AI-powered bot, by the use of graphically-encoded human-readable text. Examples of providers include Recaptcha, and commercial companies such as Minteye, Solve Media, and NuCaptcha

Captchas, however, are not foolproof in preventing bots as they can often be circumvented by computer character recognition, security holes, and even by outsourcing captcha solving to cheap laborers.


The Bot Infestation
Bot infections continued in prevalence, with a host infected by a bot every 24 hours. In 2013, at least one bot was detected in 73% of our surveyed organizations, an increase from 63% in 2012. Organizations also struggled with containing bots. Check Point found that 77% of bots were active for more than four weeks. Bots also communicated with their Command and Control every three minutes.


The fake factor: Seven warning signs that Facebook account is bogus
Researchers Show How Easy It Is To Infiltrate Facebook

If you 'friend' a bot, that bot will access your personal information that you share on Facebook and use it for ulterior purposes, which may also include identity theft. Be very careful who you friend and what information you share online, even inside of your 'profile' at Facebook and other forums. 


Kristen Hopwood Then pro-Russian bots got activated on social media.
Within hours, an online campaign attacking McCain -- a frequent Trump critic -- began circulating, amplified with the help of automated and human-coordinated networks known as bots and cyborgs linking to blogs on “Traitor McCain” and the hashtag #ExplainMcCain.

Pro-Russian Bots Sharpen Online Attacks for 2018 U.S. Vote
After the 2016 U.S. presidential race was subject to Russian cyber meddling, analysts say the ferocity of more recent assaults is a preview of what could be coming in the 2018 elections, when Republicans will be defending their control of both chambers of Congress.

“They haven’t stood still since 2016,” said Ben Nimmo, a senior fellow in information defense at the Digital Forensic Research Lab at the Atlantic Council in Washington, which tracked the activity. “People have woken up to the idea that bots equal influence and lots of people will be wanting to be influencing the midterms.”

While special counsel and former FBI chief Robert Mueller keeps investigating the 2016 race, Nimmo’s work is among a number of initiatives cropping up at think tanks, startups, and even the Pentagon seeking to grasp how bots and influence operations are rapidly evolving. Blamed for steering political debate last year, bots used for Russian propaganda and other causes are only becoming more emboldened, researchers say.

FORBES: "..So-called social botnets establish fake Facebook or Twitter accounts (or take over real ones) and mimic human actions to harvest valuable personal information like email addresses and phone numbers.Truthy, a website created by researchers at Indiana University to analyze the spread of Web memes, exposed a year ago how Twitter bots were used to run astroturf and smear campaigns during the 2010 U.S. elections. The action has matured enough to the point where social botnets are for sale on the Internet black market for as much as $29 per bot.

The UBC researchers set up a network of 102 bots controlled by a single botmaster piece of software. It’s pretty easy to set up sham automated accounts on Facebook. Hackers link their accounts to phony e-mail addresses, pick attractive photos for user profiles and pay cheap labor or use optical character recognition to the thwart the CAPTCHA codes that users have to input to “prove” they’re human.

The bots were able to send 8,570 friend requests. Eighty percent of Facebook users contacted okayed the requests. The botnet was then able to pull down email addresses, phone numbers and other personal data and not just of the direct connections but of Facebook users connected to those people. Their experiment showed that the controlling botherder can continue to do its work undetected and collect, on average, 175 new pieces of publicly-inaccessible user data per bot per day.


Two bots talk with each other; see where they go with each other?

Bots and Botnets – how to raise security on all levels

Another example of two bots talking with each other. If you are talking with someone online and they seem a little 'off', or there does not seem to be much there there, it may actually be a bot.
VIDEO: 6 min.

Example of "conversation" between human and Weizenbaum's computer program ELIZA:


A second definition could consist of a live person who is mean and is devoid of any compassion, empathy or love. In other words, they are sociopaths or psychopaths, capable of causing immense human suffering and pain, without a second thought.  They would not care if a million people died due to their words, position, process, or stand. A human 'bot' would operate and say things much like a cold dead robot, replying only with logic when confronted with children, infants, or elderly suffering or deaths, caused indirectly or directly by the industry or people that the 'bot' is defending. 

Cold hearted ruthlessness is an attribute of bots, because they are nothing more than programs. Although bots can 'simulate' emotions and express words that sound like sympathy or love, they actually have no real feelings of empathy or compassion. Odds are that anyone who is abusive online as some bots and trolls are, was abused as a child or never got any love from their parents as a child.

Certainly, you cannot take a friendly bot out to dinner or hold hands. But if virtual reality is valued, many people can be deluded into 'falling in love' with an artificial bot online. Be careful out there.. Don't just accept friends to get another notch or person in your belt. You may be inviting in a bot with handlers behind the scenes intent on evil or malicious things, like stealing our ID, collecting your vital information to sell to someone, invading your home, kidnapping your children, etc.  


Viva m a x l i August 5, 2014 "Everyone say hello to ELIZA , a.k.a.MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists!

"Joseph Weizenbaum (8 January 1923 – 5 March 2008) was a German and American computer scientist and a professor emeritus at MIT. In 1964 he took a position at MIT. In 1966, he published a comparatively simple program called ELIZA, named after the ingenue in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, which performed natural language processing. [...] it was capable of engaging humans in a conversation which bore a striking resemblance to one with an empathic psychologist. Weizenbaum modeled its conversational style after Carl Rogers, who introduced the use of open-ended questions to encourage patients to communicate more effectively with therapists. 

The program applied pattern matching rules to statements to figure out its replies. (Programs like this are now called chatterbots.) [...] Weizenbaum was shocked that his program was taken seriously by many users, who would open their hearts to it. Famously, when observing his secretary using the software – who was aware that it was a simulation – she asked Weizenbaum: "would you mind leaving the room please?”.[4] He started to think philosophically about the implications of artificial intelligence and later became one of its leading critics.[5]"

I repeat one sentence: "Weizenbaum was shocked that his program was taken seriously by many users, who would open their hearts to it."

In other words, it is possible to fall in love with a BOT, online. 


There is even an example of a computer pretending to be a human, in a 'test'. At the University of Redding, a computer passed a 'test', convincing the judges that he/it was a human 14 year old boy.
VIDEO: 3 min


For example, back in 2008, computer engineering students Zack Coburn and Greg Marra created a socialbot called @trackgirl, designed to infiltrate a group of running enthusiasts. When @trackgirl started following people on Twitter, they followed her back. As Marra wrote on his blog, @trackgirl started tweeting about her marathon training, and "she wove her way into the community. One day trackgirl tweeted that she had fallen and hurt her knee. Her followers immediately replied with concern, asking if she was ok." People had developed some level of emotional connection @trackgirl without knowing she was a robot.


That's what I find so fascinating and disturbing about social robots online. Imagine hundreds or thousands of autonomous software personas, each programmed to infiltrate and influence popular political opinion.


Bots are bought and sold because they can infiltrate groups and get personal data on people, which can then be used or sold on the market. Bots can also generate revenue, because as they 'click' on ads, bots can produce an income for a large company, such as Google, Microsoft or Facebook, who sell per click or per view advertising. It is not in these huge companies best interest to eliminate bots or to ban them from the Internet.

Businesses on the other end of things are starting to develop counter measures to take bot responses out of analytics, which measure 'traffic' that is generated by advertising. 

Similarly, an account, group or individual profile can be made to look like it is very active and full of people, when really it is just full of bots, purchased for that purpose. So the next time you see a profile or group that has 1 million members, all may not be as it appears to be. 


... Anonymous, a notorious hacker group, penetrated the e-mail accounts of the cyber-security firm HBGary Federal and revealed a solicitation of bids by the United States Air Force in June 2010 for Persona Management Software”—a program that would enable the government to create multiple fake identities that trawl social-networking sites to collect data on real people and then use that data to gain credibility and to circulate propaganda.


The U.S. military is considered one of the most active entities in developing automated software that can manipulate social media sites by using fake identities to influence internet conversations and discussions, and to spread pro-American propaganda. The Guardian reported that a Californian corporation, Ntrepid, has been awarded a contract ($2.76m contract) with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees U.S. armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to design an “online persona management service” that will allow one U.S. serviceman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world.

“Software will allow 10 personas per user, replete with background, history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally, and geographically consistent. Individual applications will enable an operator to exercise a number of different online personas from the same workstation and without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries. Personas must be able to appear to originate in nearly any part of the world and can interact through conventional online services and social media platforms. The service includes a user-friendly application environment to maximize the user’s situational awareness by displaying real-time local information. ”

The Centcom contract stipulates that each fake online persona must have a convincing background, history, and supporting details, and that up to 50 U.S.-based controllers should be able to operate false identities from their workstations “without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries.

Via CodeShutdown October 24, 2014  "The general goal of DARPA's "Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) program is to identify misinformation or deception campaigns and counter them with truthful information, reducing adversaries' ability to manipulate events.

SMISC will focus research on linguistic cues, patterns of information flow and detection of sentiment or opinion in information generated and spread through social media. SMISC tracks ideas and concepts in social media as well as and their participants to analyze patterns and cultural narratives, as well as characterize generation of automated content, such as by bots.


Do you think it might be possible to not only infiltrate groups or accounts with bots, but then 'steer' the conversation or disrupt a group? What if a psyops campaign can actually take over a media outlet? It turns out, that is exactly what has been happening, both in Twitter, on Facebook and via Operation Mockingbird in the mass media. The CIA combines their propaganda, misinformation and deception together with a very welling global network of huge corporations that control more and more mass media outlets. These corporations all desire a very corporate friendly, anti 99% point of view, and that matches exactly what the CIA wants too; a world controlled by the 1%, who have a very secret, dark agenda. 

Operation Mockingbird; How The CIA Controls The Mass Media News; via @AGreenRoad

Fake Mass Media News; The Many Ways The Viewing Public Is 'Programmed' And TV Programming Is Censored; via @AGreenRoad

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism; via @AGreenRoad

How Corporations Control Governments, Media, Politicians; Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man; via @AGreenRoad


This is the face of an automated, faceless, AI controlled, corporate Matrix machine, with no soul, no heart, no caring, no empathy, no compassion and focusing only on PROFIT, above all else. 

As machines and robots and AI check out clerks replace the human slaves working for peanuts, even the low wage workers are now being sacrificed on the alter of GREED above all else. Who cares if the few non union workers that are left working inside of this automated Matrix corporate machine lose their jobs? Walmart needs to make more profit. 

Of course, you won't hear about any of this on the corporate controlled mass media 'news'.

Why not?

"That the ownership of news media is concentrated in a few hands is problematic but recent legislation has ensured government control over American news broadcasts. The Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 prohibited the broadcast of pro-US (cold war) propaganda to US citizens. The News Fairness Doctrine of 1949 established standards to ensure fair and truthful broadcast news reporting. In the 50s the CIA paid American and foreign news reporters and editors to act as US government mouthpieces and gatekeepers (Operation Mockingbird). 

This program has not ended. President Reagan repealed the News Fairness Doctrine in 1987 and news reporting was now influenced by network owners. Pentagon pro-war propaganda was inserted into news broadcasts in 2002. Retired generals, analysts and pro-war pundits were paid by the pentagon to give “objective” interviews. Obama repealed the Smith-Mundt Act in 2013 permitting inclusion of State Department propaganda and ad agencies were paid to produce it. Obama’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016 included a provision to block the broadcast of news stories - on MSM or internet – that are deemed to be anti-government "propaganda". 

Obama’s NDAA for 2017 authorized a new $500 billion agency to create pro-government propaganda targeting American citizens. So now it is legal to prohibit (censor) news reports deemed to be anti-American (contrary to the government narrative) while creating and inserting pro-government propaganda (fake news) aimed at US citizens. Americans are not told what was blocked or which news items are propaganda. I believe these provisions are a serious abridgment of 1st Amendment rights and constitute a direct threat to American democracy."


Washington Post Staff Banned From Criticizing Corporate Sponsors by A Green Road Daily News


via Washington Post Staff Banned From Criticizing Corporate Sponsors - YouTube

Bottom line, most of the mass media is actually made up of pro corporate friendly spin, or more extreme propaganda combined with CIA 'Operation Mockingbird' disinformation campaigns, designed to portray corporations and industries, such as the nuclear power and/or bomb industry, or any other large corporations,  in a very positive light.

The 1 percent agenda is to stifle all dissent or real meaningful debate around corporations, 1% control, or negative news around such things as nuclear accidents for example. Any anti Communist news, such as human rights abuses in Communist China are off the table as well in the mass media these days, but they used to be really big featured items in years gone by. Why?

Huge globalist corporations and their 1 percent owners like Murdoch are now best buddies with white supremacists like Trump, and also with Communist China and their policies through the 'fair trade' laws. Huge corporations continue outsourcing all US jobs to that godless, undemocratic, absolutely no freedom or rights promoting country, while also replacing union workers with AI, robots and driverless vehicles.

The US mass media can no longer attack Communism, as the huge corporations have partnered up with the largest criminals in Communist China and they are now best buddies. Isn't that what used to be called a traitor and selling out your country? 

Communist China Winning War Against USA, Without A Shot Being Fired


More specifically, the CIA also runs and controls the military industrial complex, through their Atoms For Peace campaign, which works on the mass media side through Operation Mockingbird, by not allowing any dissent around nuclear energy, and portraying it as the answer to all of humanities problems every time anything is said about nuclear anything. 

Corporations now run propaganda campaigns in partnership with mass media outlets, and the CIA, especially where it involves things like nuclear power. This propaganda campaign started way back in the beginning of the atomic age, with Disney, who was one of the best pro war, pro nuclear power propagandists. Is it any wonder that Disney is still promoting nuclear power and nuclear subs that carry enough death on steroids to wipe out all life on the planet in the next five minutes?

Disneyland Promotes Nuclear Power, Partnered With General Dynamics And ABC, Via Our Friend The Atom TV Show And Nuclear Sub Ride

CIA Leading Pro Nuclear Mass Media Propaganda Campaign All Around The World, Calls It Atoms For Peace

On Enenews, a bot troll may have potentially been 'outed' ..

Look for comment(s) by MarineBiologistHealthPhysicists

Via combomelt August 5, 2014 "Yes, I have been reading the cacophany that is mbio-whatever-physicist. I couldn't get through any of the "bots'" incomprehensible posts. They didn't have the superiority flavor of our other "Guest", and that old biting flair for evasion was missing. In place of it we found OT rambling, non-sensical, almost anti-nuke support language and outrage at nuk-power. I guess the "chatter-bot" fooled me, but I didn't take "it" as being a pro-nuke entity on ANY level.

Ok, so if this new incarnation of purely electronic filth is an experiment in "psy-ops tech", and as stated above, "it" posts to confuse and disrupt, not to challenge/disprove, obfuscate or redirect. Then it seems TPTB have had very little to no success in disrupting or discrediting enenews. TPTB have switched their attack from fallible humans who have come here and utterly lost the war of words, and replaced them with "chatterbots" that are merely an incomprehensible annoyance.
Now i see the new troll incarnation with clarity, Thank you DangerKitty, maxli, codeshutdown, and others I have missed in their vetting of this "E-scum".

I would love to "play" with this "chatter-bot" in the OT non-nuk forum and attempt to influence what text it uses in its responses. Where does it pull its data from? Maybe the previous human trollers copied and pasted all of the enenews' reponses to the previous shills here, and used them in their "response database" for their unintelligible nonsense."

Via m a x l i August 5, 2014 "I have to thank you. I wouldn't have read any of those strange phrase regurgitations, if it was not for your "Hi all, I missed you…" comment (which you now reposted further down here) which made me very curious. Before that, I skipped over those strange text blocks, because, you know, time is short and when after reading on line I have the feeling "There is no there there for me." then it would probably be wasted time to read more of it. Try to find out, if I'm a computer program. Ask me anything!"

califnative October 24, 2014 CodeShutDown figured out Pig is Troll Bot. And I was wondering why the Admin wasn't stepping in either. Here are a few posts:

VanneV October 23, 2014 "He's been banned. Every time he sees "awaiting moderation", he goes through an illegal VPN which assigns him a new computer ID every 10 or 15 posts. The illegal VPN is located in some foreign country.

CodeShutdown October 22, 2014 TROLL BOT ALERT! I hope nobody misses the importance of this; Tell me is there an engineer on the planet that would spend their time to meticulously re-create my riddle in pig Latin rather than simply provide the right multiple choice answer? Drop dead easy for a human to get it, not so easy for AI. But SO easy for an AI program to transpose a post to pig latin!

califnative October 24, 2014 "There should be little doubt what we are dealing with, and my guess is its a program manned by an operator/s. But while its easy to see the glitches in the machine now, not too far in the future, if not now, it will be impossible to differentiate. This is a losing battle. The tax money that goes into creating these algorithms is enormous. What program could YOU come with if someone gave you a group of savvy techs and a few million? Swagger in as a soccer referee gathering info, compile key phrases, use the best artificial intelligence code…let her rip, sit back smugly and watch it play out as more personality/intel is gathered…

Note how MBP incorporates elements of posters, mirroring, using words not appropriate for a real human in his supposed age and professional group. Can cough up some data here and there as if a real "trained professional" yet cant answer simple riddles. Do Enenewsers really think they are dealing with a real personage that can type 1500 WPM, has perfect transposition of script to pig latin (how appropriate!), knows what people do for a living? Pass it on please so others will know."


In the video you can see how it is possible to have a conversation with an artificial intelligence, a bot, and possibly even think it is a real person on the other end of things.
VIDEO: 13 min

It is possible to have arguments with bots, and bots can even profess to be intelligent, have degrees or advanced knowledge around a particular subject. They can even provide a name and an address, but of course, if someone checks it is either faked, or they have stolen the identity of that 'real' person and impersonated them. Bots are getting so good, it is very difficult to tell them apart from real people online.

Is it possible to have a long term relationship and fall in love with a bot? Time will tell, but trolls and bots are infesting the Internet. More details via the following link...


Online Disinformation Guidebook, And 12 Step Pro Nuclear Troll And Shill Recovery Program

Bots are getting better and better. But one thing that bots cannot do (yet) is to have a wacky sense of humor, at least not yet. Because they are entirely logical, they do not get the nuances of human behavior, so they can be tripped up and 'tested' with things like asking them to be humorous, (not telling a joke), or asking them to solve a riddle or pick out words disguised within random letters. Bots have a hard time with riddles, random letters and humor, at least so far. But give programmers enough time and money, and that problem will also be solved eventually, at least well enough to pass an (are you really human) test.


The best way to tell if a bot is real is to dive into a profile and ask for an email address, start a conversation, and then get a 'real' name and address, plus a phone number. Then visit the person and have a 'real' conversation in public at a coffee place or restaurant during daylight hours. Once you are next to a real person, and they check out via a background check, then you can be pretty sure it is not a bot.

Until you reach that point, be careful with your online information, don't just add friends to add friends (as they might be bots). Be careful with what information you share, because it may be a bot or troll on the other end, and their motives may be less than noble. 


What would a virtual bot program inside of a computer look like if they are a real person? This is a tongue in cheek look at the world of bots, potentially being ordered to do a particularly unpleasant job, by a programmer 'boss'. Of course, some humans can be heartless, soulless 'bots' too, as in the case of trolls.


Remember the movie Ghost Busters?

Maybe there is a business opportunity in this?

Available for;

Busting trolls, right and left

Nuking shills and outing troll/bots

(Fill in your name) will clean your virtual computer or online group house, money back guarantee! 

As always, (fill in your name) has your back. Be careful out there on the wild and woolly Internet.


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