The Creepy AI Revolution Taking Over Your Social Media

Lately there’s been an unsettling trend popping up on social media platforms; the rise of AI generated content. This shift is reshaping how we experience the world, making users question the genuineness of what they come across.

The increase in AI generated posts has sparked conversations about the ” Internet Theory,” a belief suggesting that a big part of content is actually created by artificial intelligence rather than real individuals.

The Invasion of AI Generated Content

Emily Turner a designer from Seattle recently logged back into her Facebook account after being for some time and was immediately struck by an influx of odd images paired with unusual captions. One post depicted children in Saharan Africa using soda bottles to build intricate structures along with captions like “I crafted this myself; no one seems to appreciate it.”

Another frequent post showcased women knitting designs. Furthermore there were images showcasing products that don’t exist yet. Were clearly generated by AI. Despite their nature these images received thousands of reactions and comments, from users who seemed convinced of their authenticity.

Turner quickly realized she wasn’t the one noticing this trend. Journalists, from 404 Media have noticed an increase in AI generated content on social media platforms like Threads, LinkedIn and Facebook. These posts often contain charged images aimed at eliciting emotional reactions from the audience.

The Role of Algorithms

The influence of algorithms plays a role in the surge of AI generated content. Studies conducted by Georgetown and Stanford universities indicate that Facebook’s algorithm actively promotes AI generated posts to users increasing their visibility and engagement. This leads to interactions creating a loop that fuels their dissemination.

After examining more than 100 Facebook pages known for sharing AI content, researchers found that many are involved in spamming and fraudulent activities. Some of these pages earn money through advertisements by redirecting users to sites while others sell existent AI products.

Interestingly some of these pages do not seem driven by incentives. Rather focus on building large followings potentially for future exploitation. Researchers suggest that these pages may eventually shift towards selling products promoting advertised websites or advocating agendas.

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Clickbait and Engagement Tactics

While clickbait is not new, the utilization of AI technology has amplified its prevalence.Facebook has upped the ante to keep up with platforms, like TikTok by suggesting posts on users’ feeds.

This change has resulted in a flood of AI generated content ranging from portrayals of beings to eerie birthday messages and dream-like buildings. Jane Sleeper, a freelance writer and social media expert has observed a concerning pattern.

Initially AI generated images had some connection to reality such as the image of an astronaut on a beach. However recent posts have taken a turn showcasing unrealistic scenarios.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook is cognizant of the issue. A Meta spokesperson mentioned that the company is working to curb spammy or sensational content for user engagement. They also shared plans to tag AI generated content made using top notch tools. A step also taken by TikTok with labeling recently introduced.

The Rise of AI Created Content

The influx of AI generated content in the media has sparked renewed interest in the ” Internet Theory.” This theory suggests that a significant portion of content is produced by bots or AI systems leading to a decrease in human interactions.

Supporters argue that the internet is becoming more artificial, as algorithms and AI play a role in shaping user experiences. Although this idea is still theoretical the widespread presence of AI generated content raises concerns about the authenticity of interactions.

For example individuals like Katrina McVay from Grand Rapids, Michigan have had to discourage their loved ones from buying AI generated products. Similarly people like Borys Rzonca, a furniture designer from Los Angeles are contemplating abandoning social media platforms due to the amount of AI spam.

Implications and Future Trends

The increasing prevalence of AI generated content on social media carries larger implications for society. Hobey Ford, a truck driver from North Carolina has voiced worries about the erosion of trust in information. He pointed out instances where AI created images claiming to represent breakthroughs have surfaced in Facebook groups blurring the line between reality and fabrication.

As AI technology progresses further distinguishing between artificial content will become a daunting task. Platforms such as Facebook and TikTok are taking measures to tackle this issue by labeling AI generated content; however it remains uncertain how effective these efforts will be.


The surge of AI generated content in the media presents an issue, with significant consequences.

AI generated content is transforming the world by influencing user emotions and promoting schemes. The emergence of Internet Theory emphasizes the importance of monitoring and regulating AI generated content. In this evolving landscape users must stay alert and discerning when consuming information.


  • Yukio McDonough

    Yukio McDonough, co-founder of TechWithTech, combines his expertise in audio engineering and tech entrepreneurship to lead a tech blog dedicated to offering actionable tech advice. After success in tech repair and IT with Tech Medic, he now aims to make TechWithTech a top source for understanding and leveraging technology to enhance daily life.

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