Trending may not be particularly attractive, but it's not the only place where bots abuse the rewards pool. This bot is part of @berniesanders network, and has long been used to censor people by greying out their comments. Worse, in some folks minds, is that the botnet is essentially a circle jerk of self voting, as can be seen from the upvotes on this comment, all from the network of socks.
Please take action to flag this botnet that is being used to suppress human interaction on Steem social media, take rewards from the pool that would otherwise flow to content creators, and is nothing more than spam.
Note: I have lately been ignored by this botnet after having been serially flagged by it for some time. I am not posting this because of personal reasons. In fact, it is obvious that posting this is likely to be the cause of resumption of that serial flagging, and not personally beneficial. I point this out to preemptively refute accusations of personal reasons for my post here.
This is perhaps the most harmful botnet on Steem. Investigation I have undertaken reveals that this botnet has flown more flags than any other source on Steem to date. The comment accompanying these flags reveals they are being used to deliberately harm Steem while profiting from doing so, and not for any beneficial community purpose.
Take action to end this harm to Steem, or the consequences of censorship, abusive bots, and profiteering will continue to harm all of us that post here.