Elon Musk tweets that AI may soon be used to "manipulate social media"
On September 26, Elon Musk tweeted that he expects AI to play a large role in social media disinformation campaigns, if they haven't begun to already:
Anonymous bot swarms deserve a closer examination. If they’re evolving rapidly, something’s up.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 26, 2019
He didn't elaborate on "anonymous bot swarms," either, though he may have meant that bot behavior and message content can tell researchers a lot about the technology used to run them.