The bots are a parody built to replicate a real life online dating experience, and Banana is "your average Tinder boy," according to Boost Juice.
But a teen education expert says the behaviour is "predatory" and "grooming". and it sends you a photo of your own profile picture, describing it as "the kind of lover I'm looking for."Then Banana gives you the options: "Love in Japan? "Here's a full interaction sent in by a Enlighten Education's Dannielle Miller said the bot took on a "predatory and creepy feel" and it's interaction was "grooming behaviour""You're chatting to someone online that you don't know and they keep pushing your boundaries and assuming this level of intimacy with you that they don't yet have," she said."That's exactly what it felt like." "I think it's really problematic that that kind of behaviour was normalised." She also said making light of bad online behavior sends the wrong message.
Chat bots can be created with ease by anyone in the know.
One of former employees sued the company for $20 million citing injury earned while creating thousands of the site’s sex bots: Fake profiles designed to initiate communication.
states that the “site includes fictitious profiles called ‘Fantasy Cupids’ (FC) operated by the site; communications with a FC profile will not result in a physical meeting.” Members who do not read the fine print are agreeing in advance that some of the profiles that they may encounter “will be fabricated”. Chris Russel, who is a part of the lawsuit, said that he wanted to make clear such conduct is fraudulent.
“You shouldn’t be tricking people on your site into handing over money when nobody is on the other end of it,” he stated.
“Ashley angels”, as the company called them, were created mostly from abandoned profiles, utilizing the photos supplied by former users.
Then the bots would initiate communication with men.
Industry insiders seem reluctant to give names and put their signature under the allegations.
Just like in the Russian brides’ industry everybody knows what is going on at the “paid chat” sites and how local “agents” manage to attract the constant stream of stunning single women but won’t talk abut it, the general dating market keeps mum about sex bots that are used to lure people in.
My suggestion on the new rules for dating sites: Lawyers have to display their credentials in the offices and get a license.