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Thousands of porn bots follow so-called Islamic State group on Twitter

Thousands of porn bots have started following Twitter profiles sympathetic to so-called Islamic State (IS) group.

Bots are computer programs that communicate with humans using artificial intelligence.

Porn bots on Twitter can range from showing explicit profile pictures to posting links and images of adult content.

BBC Monitoring looks at why porn bots have suddenly started following IS Twitter accounts.

Produced by Tse Yin Lee and Jilla Dastmalchi; images courtesy of Getty.

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