Friend or Bot? Phony Gamers Leave Players Feeling Betrayed – The Wall Street Journal





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Like others starved for human contact, Benjamin Arnet and Maria T. met online. 
They found each other through the word game “Words with Friends,” an old-time Scrabble-like online competition that in the lonely days of lockdown drew new players looking to socialize

and maybe fall in love. The game, more than a decade old, enjoyed something of a revival in the Covid-19 era, connecting word nerds around the globe.
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