When an AI begins taking over the minds of people connected to the latest in social media, The MindNet, a deadbeat, loner hacker whose own illegal setup makes him immune must locate where the AI is operating to upload a virus that’ll erase it before all individuality is lost.
“When he discovers that people using a new social network are acting strangely, a hacker uses his skills to investigate what might be behind the mind-altering symptoms.”
“When his best friend begins acting strangely after joining a new social network, a hacker uses his skills to investigate what might be behind the mind-altering symptoms.”
Guessing it’s “a particular AI” you are referring to (like the “Puppet Master” of ghost in the shell)
After discovering an AI hacking into the user-psyche of a new social network, the maverick hacker must locate and bug it before all individuality is lost.
I appreciate your interest (dare I say obsession) with plots involving memory, but in this case, I suggest you’re missing a story line with an immediate hook into current events. That is, what if it turns out that it isn’t the Russians, or the Chinese or the North Koreans who are exploiting social networks with bogus bots to influence world events, but an AI gone rogue?