TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: Israeli military confirmed this morning that thousands of specially developed auto troll bots – called into use to respond to online criticism during the recent invasion of Gaza – were returning to storage facilities.
“We’re overjoyed with how our bots responded in the comments sections to the hundreds of thousands of attacks levelled against Israel across social media and in online newspaper articles,” said IDF Web 2.0 Director Avi Silvermann.
Several experts have suggested that the military bots could be decommissioned from the military and put to use elsewhere in society, such as on consumer shopping websites or at fast food drive-throughs.
“They’d have to be significantly reprogrammed,” said Silvermann. “Otherwise anyone who orders a cheeseburger will be instantly called an anti-Semite.”