You might think that bot accounts on social media are easy to spot. However, like almost all things automated, they’re improving rapidly – and they can pose big security risks if you happen to fall for them.
Firstly, what is a social media “bot”? In short, it’s an automated social media account that’s capable of posting and interacting without any direct human control. While you might have only encountered the spam-posting variety, the truth is that bots are an essential part of the online ecosystem.