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For instance, spotting bots is one aspect of battling internet-age problems like fake news.Search engines use bots to crawl the web and archive new pages for future searchability – this is one of the most important, positive, and far-reaching bot examples.But bots are also used for malicious purposes, like transmitting computer viruses or artificially increasing views on You Tube videos or web articles.And at its 2016 F8 conference, Facebook pitched bots to developers as the best way to connect with 900 million Messenger users.Few expected that voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant would thrive and text-based chatbots would become a punchline.