Facebook constructs bot-based universe to test out scenarios for manipulating humans, but don’t worry, it’s safe

Facebook has debuted a “web-enabled simulation” in which a population of bots it has created based on real users can duke it out – supposedly to help the platform deal with bad actors. But it’s not totally isolated from reality. The social media behemoth’s new playpen for malevolent bots and their simulated victims is described […]

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