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Spchat trolls Facebook with Russian bot filter

 San Francisco, April 2: Photo-sharing platform Spchat on April Fools’ Day trolled Facebook by introducing a filter that makes it appear as if a Russian bot has liked your post. The filter places a Facebook user interface around a user’s photo with Cyrillic script-like text and even includes likes from “your mum” and “a bot”, The Verge reported late on Sunday. Spchat’s filter was only available on April Fools’ Day.

The filter targeted Facebook following reports that said more than 50,000 bots on Facebook, with links to the Russian government, were used to influence the 2016 US presidential election. Last year, Spchat trolled Facebook with a filter that gets like from “my_mom” showing Facebook’s older-skewing user base. (IANS)

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