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Some prominent conservatives and white supremacists are blaming Twitter’s bot crackdown for wiping out thousands of their followers

Several prominent conservatives and white supremacists on Twitter noticed they had lost thousands of followers on Wednesday morning.

Here are some of the questionable tweets that Twitter says were linked to the Russian government during the 2016 US election

Twitter identified the organization responsible for the propaganda effort as the Internet Research Agency (IRA) — also referred to as Russia's "troll army."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to find a new bot to order his coffee.

Facebook is killing off M, the messenger assistant that books dinner reservations on command

The human/artificial intelligence hybrid tool will shut down entirely on January 19.
Damian Collins MP.

An influential British MP just savaged Twitter over its ‘completely inadequate’ response to questions about Russian meddling in Brexit

Twitter told Damian Collins MP that only one Russia-linked account had 'promoted referendum-related content' before the EU referendum.
David Cameron.

David Cameron says Trump’s ‘dangerous’ campaign against fake news masks the real enemy: Russia

Britain's former Prime Minister accused Russia of attempting to undermine American democracy in a speech to Transparent International UK in London.

‘Grinch bots’ are apparently ‘stealing’ hot toys and jacking up the prices

Toys like Fingerlings, NES Classic Edition, and Barbie Hello Dreamhouse are sold out at traditional retailers, and some say bots are to blame.
Call centers like the one in Drake's "Hotline Bling" may soon be a thing of the past.

How chatbots could change customer service over the next 5 years

Artificial intelligence is becoming smarter, but that doesn't mean humans will disappear entirely from customer service.

Facebook bought an AI startup that could turn its middling virtual assistant into a Siri killer

Facebook announced its acquisition of Ozlo, a small, AI startup that will be folded into the Messenger app.

An MIT researcher created a Donald Trump Twitter bot that’s now ‘running for president’

DeepDrumpf, a Twitter bot programmed by an MIT researcher, launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for girls in STEM.