Bots, the most recent form of automated information technology, are gaining significant traction in the realm of social media. Technically, a bot is a set of computer programs designed for specific purposes. Bots are software entities capable of generating desired outcomes without human intervention, achieved through the integration of artificial intelligence or AI. A prime example would be a chatbot like GPT-3.In essence, bots play a crucial role in alleviating our workload. However, some bots can be deviously employed to display false positives. For instance, bots can be utilized on YouTube to falsify the number of viewers for the content or videos uploaded. This involves employing specialized bots to create a misleading impression of high viewership, even if genuine or organic viewership is low. Online agencies offer services to increase viewership artificially, where they manipulate the system using bots.
Just as we have distinct phone numbers, every internet-connected device possesses its unique IP address. When watching a YouTube video, for instance, the device being used is represented on the internet by its IP address. YouTube bots can fabricate numerous associated IP addresses, enabling the false inflation of viewership numbers, even when no actual audience is watching the video.Many individuals now utilize these paid bots to boost the number of YouTube viewers artificially. However, it’s important to note that this manipulation is a violation of YouTube’s terms and policies, specifically the policy regarding fake engagement. YouTube explicitly states that actions and fines will be enforced against those engaging in such deceptive practices.