This is not OK.
Forget Skynet! The machine led apocalypse may start in the world of Twitter! #HELPUSJOHNCONNOR
Okay, so perhaps we're overreacting, but we were shocked to find out that roughly 23 million Twitter user accounts are automated.
According to a new SEC filing, the social media company said that "up to 8.5%" of all Twitter accounts considered to be active were updated “without any discernible additional user-initiated action.”
Some of these accounts apparently automatically request info from Twitter, but don't actually tweet themselves!
However, only about 5% of all monthly active users are spam, and some of these bots are actually beneficial, but have no humans behind them! You know, something with an actual soul!
Although, this is apparently a problem for advertisers who want to reach actual human users.