Just a few examples of the thousands of nearly identical messages being posted to Facebook
Thousands of nearly identical messages of support for Boris Johnson are being posted to Facebook pages.
It's prompted concerns about whether "bots", or automated inauthentic accounts, are being used to try to sway voters.
They're doing it because they think it's funny - and to try to trick The Other side.What do the messages say? A Number of nearly identical and nearly simultaneous comments on Boris Johnson 's official Facebook page Stranger things
On some Johnson posts something even stranger is going on.
Lots of similar comments have appeared which include odd symbols and characters.
So What 's really going on?Not all bots
Some of the Boris "supporters" might actually be the result of automated activity, although there's no indication that anyone inside the Prime Minister 's campaign is behind it.
William Dance, a linguistics and fake news expert at Lancaster University says Johnson's page shows "signs of inauthentic behaviour, with repetitious and duplicate comments. "
Why are they flooding Social Media with spammy messages?
It may have started as a trick.'Driving Remainers crazy'
is a page with almost 100,000 members.
John Johnston, a political reporter for Politics Home,About That strange Code ?
But the BBC messaged Mr Bunting and verified his identity. He's a masters student from the UK currently living in Sweden with his partner.
Mr Bunting told the BBC he supports Brexit, "but not the way it is behind handled".Real or not real?
Some of those fake "malfunctioning bots" are simply a response to The Fake "pro-Boris bots".Bot ' comment on Facebook
The BBC contacted Jake Graham, the person who posted above, who replied quickly to say his message was "just a joke". But it had a serious point.
Mr Graham, from Preston in Lancashire, says he opposes Brexit and that he made The Comment to highlight what he thinks is dubious activity on Johnson's page.
"I've followed Boris for years on Facebook since he was Mayor of London and spotted so many comments that looked like bots," says Graham. "I thought I would make one to make it look like my programming had malfunctioned. "Bot or not?
Even if most of the pro-Boris and anti-Boris messages aren't actually posted by bots, that doesn't mean automated campaigns aren't a problem, says William Dance, The Fake news expert.
"Facebook has a major Bot problem" he says. "In The First quarter of 2019 alone, Facebook removed over 2 billion inauthentic accounts. This is was almost as many takedowns as Facebook has daily active users. "
Unfortunately, when actual People pretend to be bots, it's even more difficult to distinguish real accounts from fake ones.
Additional reporting by Marianna Spring
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