“Some Facebook employees recently told their managers that they were concerned about answering difficult questions about their workplace from friends and family over the holidays. What if Mom or Dad accused the social network of destroying democracy? Or what if they said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, was collecting their online data at the expense of privacy?” So Facebook developed a chatbot named Liam to help provide the ideal company line for any of these thorny questions. (If Dave Eggers had put this chatbot into The Circle, they would have said he was crazy.) NYT: Facebook Gives Workers a Chatbot to Appease That Prying Uncle. (I already have a bot that helps me when my family asks uncomfortable questions: “Hey Siri, turn up the music and send for an Uber.”)