California’s Bot Transparency Law Goes into Effect on July 1, 2019
5 months 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" - www.jdsupra.com
  • only applies to platforms with more than 10 million monthly users - www.thedailybeast.com
  • The law will require bots to identify themselves in a manner that is “clear, conspicuous, and reasonably designed.” - www.newyorker.com
  • Not all bots are required to make disclosures only political or commercial ones. - www.newyorker.com

kyle - 5 months 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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