08/20/2014

if wikipedia can have bots write a million articles, wait for the propagandabots

"The one milionth article was not manually created by a human, but written by a piece of software (a “bot”). The bot, in this case, Lsjbot, collects data from different sources, and then compiles the information into a format that fits Wikipedia. Lsjbot has to date created about 454,000 articles, almost half of the articles on Swedish Wikipedia.

Bot-created articles have led to some debate, both before Lsjbot started its run, and currently. First, there was a lengthy discussion on Swedish Wikipedia after the initial proposal by Lsjbot’s operator, science teacher The Swedish Wikipedia community was wary, having learned the lessons from previous conflicts about article-creating bots, including rambot in 2002. But there was also curiosity, so a series of test runs was made to make sure that the articles were acceptable.
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/06/17/swedish-wikipedia-1-...

so if wikipedia can do that, than instead of paying hundreds of trolls to scan and scam the internet with propaganda you can write the same software to write your propaganda where-ever whenever

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