"How Much of the Internet Is Fake?"

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"How Much of the Internet Is Fake?"

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:14 pm

Please tell me none of you is surprised.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/ ... -fake.html

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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Re: "How Much of the Internet Is Fake?"

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:23 pm

And what does the sidebar for that story look like?

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Re: "How Much of the Internet Is Fake?"

Post by Dysklyver » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:38 pm

Yeah I think we can safely say almost everything on the internet is fake.

Even the figures on how fake Youtube is are fake.

So fake.
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