Ben Lutkevich, Technical Writer, and Alexander S. Gillis, Technical Writer and Editor, from techtarget.com explain: “A bot -- short for robot and also called an internet bot -- is a computer program that operates as an agent for a user or other program or to simulate a human activity. Bots are normally used to automate certain tasks, meaning they can run without specific instructions from humans.”
Bots can be fake accounts. www.mcafee.com/blogs/family-safety/spot-fake-facebook-account/
What is a bot account on YouTube? It is designed to make money for the owner simply by redirecting traffic from YouTube to a website with whom the owner has a relationship. Bots spread affiliate links and that is why, when anybody clicks on the link and performs the desired action, the bot’s creator gets a commission.