One of the disputants speaking to CNN said he demanded a refund specifically because he discovered that the ‘women’ messaging him on the site were bots.
Those revelations, of course, come after a massive hack that exposed the personal information of 32 million users.
It turns out a company established to facilitate unethical behavior made some ethical lapses of its own.
In a statement last week, Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media confirmed long-circulating suspicions that it used ‘bots’ to give users the impression that the site had more female users than it actually did.
Annalee Newitz, a reporter who helped expose the site’s use of bots, also uncovered internal documents showing that 80% of initial purchases on Ashley Madison were by a male user trying to communicate with a bot.
Meanwhile, CNN Money reports that customers who disputed charges from the site were told that records of their activity would be mailed to their home, essentially a threat to expose them to spouses and families.
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