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Facebook's Web-Enabled Simulations

What’s the best way to mitigate the damage malicious bots can do on your social media platform? Facebook’s answer: building your own set of reinforcement-learning-based bots and setting them loose on a simulated version of your network. The company is deploying these Web-Enabled Simulations (WESs) to catch bad actors, search for bad content, and figure out how real-world bots could scrape data off the platform and break privacy rules.