I could often see the word "bot" online like "Reddit", "Twitter" or even games. I know the bot in this context is simply a name, but what does "bot" really mean?
"Bot" is short for "robot," and in the case you mentioned, is also sometimes called an "internet bot." The types of bots that you mentioned are computer program that do automated tasks to simulate human activity, meaning that they can operate without instructions given to them by people. You can think of the bots on Reddit, Twitter, and online games to simply be automated programs that mimic human actions, such as creating posts, writing text, and even playing games.
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