Folks I am new here but not new to sourceCRED. I posted this in another thread but figured to bring it up a bit because it may be an important tool for how to identify and eliminate bots and spam from these initiatives.
I recently saw episode 4 of connected on Netflix (no this isn’t a plug for Netflix) Just providing a link in case anyone is interested that already has Netflix.
In this episode I learned of Benford’s Law https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford’s_law and its use in detecting bot activities on social platforms, fraud in taxes, skew in dataset data generally, photographs, videos, you name it. I am still reasearching this topic as I find stuff like this personally interesting.
I wonder if anyone in the sourceCRED initiative is using Benford’s law to identify un-natural actors in the sourceCRED systems and depreciate their CRED etc.
BTW: I am an avid fan of sourceCRED and watch with great interest the activities on Maker forums as a participant in their sourceCRED trial and wait to see where in my on-line life sourceCRED will pop up next.