The Dead-Internet Theory: most content creators and consumers are A.I. bots

"Dead-internet theory suggests that the internet has been almost entirely taken over by artificial intelligence," says Kaitlyn Tiffany in The Atlantic. "YouTube, for a time, had such high bot traffic that some employees feared 'the Inversion' ā€” the point when its systems would start to see bots as authentic and humans as inauthentic."