The 'BFF Trump' Facebook Bot Reviews Controversial Opinions

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 20, 2016
References: messenger & adweek
'BFF Trump' is a new artificially intelligent Facebook bot that's been created in order to help "disengaged" young voters become more aware of some of the highly controversial opinions that Donald Trump has expressed during his campaign to become the next President of the United States.

While conversing with the chat bot, Facebook Messenger users are able to learn about Trump's stance on issues like gender equality, minority groups, abortion, climate change and more through a conversational interface. There are tools of this kind to help voters understand how their personal beliefs align with a political candidate's agendas, but none are quite as intuitive as this chat-based format.

Political chat bots like this one are commonly created for both humorous and educational purposes. Recently, the White House unveiled a bot of its own that lets Americans connect with President Obama in a way that's easier than penning and mailing a letter.