This is our future, playing out live on twitter right now. Billionaire Presidential candidate caught in a lie on Twitter, sends in the bots to defend and distract.
It’s like a clumsier take on Indonesia’s “buzzers”. Twitter have suspended the accounts, but more will pop up in their places.
If they weren’t so poorly implemented, we might not have been able to watch live, however this will only teach them to be more sophisticated and that is a scary thought.