'the Inversion'

How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.
nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/1
'...How much of the internet is fake? Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. For a period of time in 2013, the Times reported this year, a full half of YouTube traffic was “bots masquerading as people,” a portion so high that employees feared an inflection point after which YouTube’s systems for detecting fraudulent traffic would begin to regard bot traffic as real and human traffic as fake. They called this hypothetical event “the Inversion.”...'

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@jd now realize how much Internet commerce (mostly ads) is fake. Totally fake money being 'traded' between bots claiming humans are clicking their ads.

Plus the whole "political influence" bullshit the media has been spreading. It's bots yelling at bots.

Creepy youtube videos? Made for bots to consume for ad revenue.

@krruzic @jd at some point bots will complain about human spoiling their internet.

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