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The Follower Factory - The New York Times
Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.
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27 days ago by otlib
The Follower Factory - The New York Times
Inside the social media black market: "Despite rising criticism of social media companies and growing scrutiny by elected officials, the trade in fake followers has remained largely opaque. While Twitter and other platforms prohibit buying followers, Devumi and dozens of other sites openly sell them. And social media companies, whose market value is closely tied to the number of people using their services, make their own rules about detecting and eliminating fake accounts."
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27 days ago by mechazoidal

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