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do social media sites really care about bots?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by uncce, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. uncce

    uncce Junior Member

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    it's easy to detect proxy - tcp fingerprint. i suppose most marketers use windows boxes and proxies are on linux machines. so for example, twitter knows you are using proxy even before you make GET request. but they still wont ban you. right?
    subnets - a lot of botmasters use proxy services listed on BHW, but everything is running smooth for years. probably millions of accounts are on same nets. so 'social services' do not care about ip addresses too.
    they can easily detect if you are using same machine with canvas fingerprinting. a lot of users here are running with hundreds of threads and i'm sure they are not using 100 VM's. so again no one cares about that.
    so what exactly can earn you a ban? apart from spamming.
    i mean worlds richest companies are not dumb and surely not short on funds so they know the real situation about bots an AI far better than us. and it's not looking good i suppose. but the business is still going as usual.
     
  2. soulcollector

    soulcollector Senior Member

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    I they got rid of the bot hordes who else would heavily use and promote their services? People who spam or make money bring that social engagement (even in the negative way) in order to increase market shares based on user activity. If you think that big companies don't use bots or bot traffic as well, then you're out of touch.
     
  3. uncce

    uncce Junior Member

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    that is exactly what i was thinking about -stock price is highly dependent on bots, so they are interested in not banning them. there are many other networks who would be dead if only real users used them.
     
  4. phatzilla

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    As long as they can tell their board of directors that user registration is up up up, all is well in the land of bots ;)
     
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    Until bots start causing server overloads, problems in functionality etc etc.
    Then they hire a few smart guys that make up an algorithm that detects and eliminates bots.

    Then all is well in the land of social media sites :D
     
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