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The Twitter profiles and posts were reported to Twitter security team who subsequently removed them.

Several Pink News readers in the UK have reported conversations with what they thought were real guys, only to realise that they were bots.

There are preferential abusers who prefer children because they perceive the risk of sexually transmitted infections to be lower.

There are also situational users, which are users who do not actively seek out children but for whom the actual act is opportunistic; there may be a lack of concern to check the age of a prostitute before engaging in sexual activity.

He told Pink News: “It’s not a natural conversation flow – so it seems supicious but equally it its convincing enough to be real.” One Twitter user questioned why, if trying to convince Grindr users a bot was a real man, would they name him Herbert.

According to Zero FOX Threat Research, all of the close to 90,000 accounts included a suggestive photo of a woman as the profile picture and a female name.

Users pointed out that one way to spot a bot is that their height is often listed as under 3 foot The bots, after sometimes convincingly carrying out a conversation, try to lure the user into clicking on a spam link to a fake webcam site.

Some readers wrote in to point out that the bots often have a very small number listed under height, usually just over two feet.

“Previously discovered botnets of this magnitude displayed benign end goals such as generating Star Wars quotes en masse, however SIREN is in clear violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service.” A Twitter bot is a software program that sends out automated posts on Twitter.

Most work by sending out tweets periodically or responding to instances of specific phrases in user messages.