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+ - Financial News is written by Robots-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Script bots increasingly write inaccurate financial reports and misleading PR. Have a look at this short blurb about Facebook.

A suspicious reader with technological background might see through the words, but the majority of people would never complain beyond readability.

A story like this one about Facebook was generated by a bot that probably took the raw data from an official source and constructed a thin story out of it. Imagine how other bots, like Wolfram Alfa, take this story for a fact and advise real people on their investments.

Stories like this should be at least marked in some way, so that people are warned to check the facts."

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Financial News is written by Robots

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