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Analyse the multifaceted threats posed by bots in today’s digital landscape and discuss comprehensive strategies to counter their detrimental impact.

Topic: basics of cyber security

5.  Analyse the multifaceted threats posed by bots in today’s digital landscape and discuss comprehensive strategies to counter their detrimental impact. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

Bots on Telegram are small applications that run entirely within the platform and can be designed to support any kind of task or service. However, not all of them are secure and safe. They may collect user data, including personal information and chat history.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the threats posed by bots and measures to counter them.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Briefly explain the concept of bots and their prevalence in the digital landscape.

Body:

First, write about the diverse range of threats posed by bots across various sectors – Disinformation and propaganda, Bots used to disseminate fake news and manipulate public opinion and Impact on political processes, social cohesion, and trust in information sources.

Next, write about the steps that are needed to counter the above.

 Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.