Twitter is full of porn. Automated accounts, some of which are designed to drag you off to a web of dodgy dating sites , overwhelm the social network, constantly clogging up mentions with insincere likes and retweets. But what actually sits behind Brianne's, Helen's, or Christina's account? Thanks to an apparently misconfigured bot, now we can see. On Thursday, an account using the name Barbara Hughes tweeted out the usual seductive message and picture of a woman, but, presumably accidentally, also an IP address of a server the bot appears to be linked to. It's a bizarre glimpse into a part of social media that we likely see everyday, but rarely get to examine how it functions.
A Porn Bot Sprung a Leak and We Got to See What Was Behind It - VICE
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