California’s Bot Transparency Law Goes into Effect on July 1, 2019
6 months, 2 weeks ago by http | 4 facts | 1 comments | 11 votes

  • "in order to incentivize the sale of goods or services in a commercial transaction, or to influence a vote" -
  • only applies to platforms with more than 10 million monthly users -
  • The law will require bots to identify themselves in a manner that is “clear, conspicuous, and reasonably designed.” -
  • Not all bots are required to make disclosures only political or commercial ones. -

kyle - 6 months, 2 weeks ago
It's certainly an interesting law. I'm not sure how enforceable it will be though. Political bots trying to manipulate elections will just act more human-like with reasonable times between posting and responses generated using sequence-to-sequence models.

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