Morality, blame, and omission-comission bias
We're a remote company and most things happen async on slack. We've built some slackbots that nag people when certain things don't happen when they're expected to instead of various managers having to do the nagging. The employees seem to be much less "annoyed" by the bot doing the nagging than the manager doing the nagging. Feels similar, but can't quite put my finger on whether it's the same.