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More Than 40% of Web Traffic Isn’t Human December 27, 2018

Posted by geoff in News.
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How much of the internet is bots and automated viewers, rather than real people?

A lot, apparently:

How much of the internet is fake? Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. For a period of time in 2013, the Times reported this year, a full half of YouTube traffic was “bots masquerading as people,” a portion so high that employees feared an inflection point after which YouTube’s systems for detecting fraudulent traffic would begin to regard bot traffic as real and human traffic as fake.

Of course, you can tell that the content here at IB is genuine, organic, sincere; totally human in all aspects.

Because if we were run by bots, we’d have more freaking posts.

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