eli5: Why are there bots in so many social media apps?

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So many bots in apps it’s crazy. I don’t understand their purpose and they’re just annoying. Why do so many bots have really inappropriate profile pictures? The only app I’ve seen so far that has useful bots is this one.

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Money or politics. It low cost to have a bot. Its easier to scam stupid people. By making it sorta obvious you filter out people who are less likely to be scammed. Or you use them to create an echo chamber to support a political idea or a business to make it seem more popular and well liked than it really is. Sometimes its just to establish an account as legitimate in the short term for one of the other uses later