Bot or not? How one CA lawmaker is trying to make social media more transparent

Facebook and Twitter have come under fire recently for allowing unverified information to be pushed through social media.

But what's at the root of the fake news problem? Often times, it's bots. As California Assemblymember Marc Levine explains it:

"Bots are accounts on social media sites that are not real humans. They're just automated artificial intelligence that push out messages or even buy advertising that have no human connection but [they] do have a goal, and that is often to spread disinformation."

Levine has introduced a bill that would require bot accounts to display a disclaimer. The goal is to make it easier to identify bots as non-human users.

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