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United States: Social Links: Settlement Declares Fake "Likes" Illegal; Pinterest's Impending IPO; A Bill To Criminalize "Social Media Extortion" - Morrison & Foerster LLP

In what is being described as "the first settlement to deem such sales illegally deceptive," New York Attorney General Letitia James has entered into a settlement with a company that had been selling..
Mondaq - Published

United States: New York's Attorney General Announces A Settlement With Seller Of Fake Followers And Likes In Social Media, Declaring The Practice Illegal - Herzog Fox & Neeman

The New York Attorney General's ("NYAG") office has announced a settlement with the now-defunct company Devumi, which sold fake followers, "likes" and views on social platforms such
Mondaq - Published

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Twitter Bots Beware: Selling Fake Followers, 'Likes' Illegal In NY [Video]Twitter Bots Beware: Selling Fake Followers, 'Likes' Illegal In NY

New York's attorney general announced a settlement with a company that sold activity from fake accounts to boost users' social media status.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:10Published

Instagram Is Done With Fake Followers And Likes [Video]Instagram Is Done With Fake Followers And Likes

It's time to discover who is truly popular on Instagram.

Credit: Celebrity Wire     Duration: 00:56Published

Instagram Purges Fake Followers, Likes, And Comments [Video]Instagram Purges Fake Followers, Likes, And Comments

Instagram accounts bloated with fake likes and follows using third-party apps are about to be deflated. Since giving out the username and password to these types of apps can pose security risks,..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:44Published


People on Instagram are worried about a 'purge' after discovering they lost a ton of their followers, but it turns out it was caused by a bug

people on instagram are worried about a 'purge' after discovering they lost a ton of their followers, but it turns out it was caused by a bug
· Instagram users are saying they're suddenly losing massive amounts of followers. · The major loss of followers has reportedly affected popular accounts including Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez,..
Business Insider - Published

Sorry, 'Influencers': Selling Fake Followers Is Illegal

Read more...More about Instagram, Mashable Reels, Selling On Instagram, Tech, and Social Media Companies
Mashable - Published

United States: New York Attorney General Enters Into Groundbreaking Settlement With Seller Of Fake Followers And "Likes" - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

The New York Attorney General just announced a groundbreaking settlement over the sale of fake social media engagement.
Mondaq - Published

Twitter suspends spammy follow/unfollow social media companies

Twitter is flexing its muscles, and some businesses are pissed. Twitter has suspended three prominent social media companies that enable clients to rapidly follow and unfollow accounts using the..
Mashable - Published

Selling fake followers and likes can land you in trouble with the law

Fake followers, fake likes: they've flooded social media in the past few years. While companies have taken action against fraud accounts, in New York, selling bots and fraudulent social media..
Mashable - Published

New York cracks down on companies that sell fake followers

On Wednesday New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office had reached a settlement with Devumi, a company that made millions selling fake followers to unsuspecting customers. The..
TechCrunch - Published

New York settles with sellers of 'fake' online followers, 'likes'

New York's attorney general on Wednesday said she has resolved a probe into a group of Colorado companies that once sold fake followers, "likes" and views on social media platforms, in the first U.S...
Reuters - Published

Are You Taking Advantage of Influencer Marketing Properly? Taylor Jones, Music Industry Executive and CEO of The Hello Group Talks About Influencer Marketing

are you taking advantage of influencer marketing properly? taylor jones, music industry executive and ceo of the hello group talks about influencer marketing
* DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / January 28, 2019 /* No doubt you've come across influencer marketing by now. Perhaps you've dipped your toe in the murky waters, or perhaps you're already committing..
Accesswire - Published

Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned

Instagram has been earning money from businesses flooding its social network with spam notifications. Instagram hypocritically continues to sell ad space to services that charge clients for fake..
TechCrunch - Published

Captiv8 report highlights data for spotting fake followers

Captiv8, a company offering tools for brands to manage influencer marketing campaigns, has released its 2018 Fraud Influencer Marketing Benchmark Report. The goal is to give marketers the data they..
TechCrunch - Published

Amplification bots used to raise the popularity and legitimacy of Twitter posts

Earlier this year we looked at Duo Security's research into Twitter bots which focused on fake followers. The company has now published some further research looking at amplification bots. So what is..
betanews - Published

Instagram kills off fake followers, threatens accounts that keep using apps to get them

Instagram is fighting back against automated apps people use to leave spammy comments or follow then unfollow others in hopes of growing their audience. Today Instagram is removing inauthentic follows,..
TechCrunch - Published

Twitter Defends Its User Removal Amid Trump Criticism

Twitter defended its removal of fake followers from its social media platform after President Donald Trump's questioned via Twitter if it was a result of bias.
Newsmax - Published

How to spot a fake twitter follower

Earlier this year we covered some research from Duo Security published into the activities of Twitter bots. The company has now followed this with a look at how fake Twitter followers operate...
betanews - Published

Klear Influencer Marketing Platform Granted API Access to Pinterest

Visual Discovery Engine will Permit Klear Users to Discover, Collaborate and Track Pinterest Influencers TEL AVIV, Israel (PRWEB) September 18, 2018 Klear, an influencer marketing technology..
PRWeb - Published

Katy Perry and Obama lost more than 2 million followers overnight thanks to a new Twitter rule (TWTR)

katy perry and obama lost more than 2 million followers overnight thanks to a new twitter rule (twtr)
· *A recent Twitter crackdown on 'locked' accounts meant that high-profile users lost millions of followers overnight.* · *Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Barack Obama each lost more than two million..
Business Insider - Published

Obama and Other Big Names on Twitter Lose Millions of Fake Followers

As the platform began slashing fake accounts from users’ followers, some popular figures — including Ellen DeGeneres, Shaquille O’Neal, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher — lost a..
NYTimes.com - Published

From Trump to Bieber, Twitter wipes millions of followers from famous users

The great Twitter purge began Thursday afternoon, with fake followers disappearing from millions of accounts
CBS News - Published

Twitter Is Removing Millions Of Fake Followers From Users' Lists

The platform will take tens of millions of locked accounts off follower lists in an attempt to crack down on fraud.
NPR - Published

Twitter removes followers; Papa John apologizes

Where have all the followers gone? If you seem to be losing Twitter followers, you are not alone. The San Francisco company began removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from users’..
SFGate - Published

Twitter has good news for once: quarterly profit

Twitter often feels like the digital equivalent of a swamp. The Russians used the service to disrupt the 2016 election. Famous people buy fake followers to make themselves seem more famous. Prominent..
SFGate - Published

Twitter’s Bot Problem Is Worse Than You Think

The issue of fake followers affects many stakeholders, and not positively.
Motley Fool - Published

'Fake follower' factory Devumi denies NYT exposé on shady practices

Twitter board member Martha Lane Fox didn't deny having fake followers on the company's network after a New York Times investigation exposed her. She blamed it on a "rogue employee." But in regards..
Mashable - Published

Fake Followers On Social Media Becoming A Big Issue For Some Employers And Advertisers

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is joining the investigation into fake followers on social media.
cbs4.com - Published

What you need to know in advertising today

what you need to know in advertising today
Carrot Creative was a success story. The digital advertising agency was founded by three college students in a Connecticut basement in 2005, and it hustled its way to the top, eventually being bought..
Business Insider - Published

NY State Attorney General On Why He's Going After Fake Social Media Accounts

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General, about his investigation of a company selling fake followers on social media. Some of the profiles being used have..
NPR - Published

Dozens Of Celebs BUSTED Using Fake (Or Stolen) Twitter Followers — And One May Even Lose His Job!

This is so thirsty! Remember last year when we found out half of Donald Trump's followers on Twitter were just bots (and we now know probably Russian ones)?? He was far from the only big name with a..
Perez Hilton - Published

Twitter Users are Buying Millions of Fake Followers, Black Market Exposed

Twitter is a platform that has always encouraged—perhaps unwittingly—competition in terms of user popularity. These days, fellow users of the ... Read More The post Twitter Users are Buying..
WebProNews - Published

New York AG will investigate firm selling fake followers to stars

Twitter bots are bad enough by themselves, but it's worse when they're built using real info -- and New York wants to clamp down. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation..
TUAW - Published Also reported by •engadgetReutersNYTimes.com

Paying to be popular: inside social media’s black market for fake followers

Devumi sells Twitter followers and retweets to anyone who wants to appear more popular or exert influence online. Drawing on an estimated stock of at least 3.5 million automated accounts, the company..
Seattle Times - Published

Celebrities buy fake followers. Twitter: 🤷🤷🤷

A president, an actress from Scandal, an American Idol contestant, and a star quarterback were just four of the many influential figures found to have purchased fake Twitter followers, via a New York..
Mashable - Published

John McCain Begs For More Twitter Followers... Internet Says 'No'

john mccain begs for more twitter followers... internet says 'no'
Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., *lost almost 20,000 Twitter followers after asking his supporters to boost his following base*. McCain tweeted on Monday, that his Twitter account was..
Zero Hedge - Published

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Research Detects When Online Reviews and News Are a Paid-for Pack of Lies

Computer science professor Kyumin Lee is building algorithms to weed out crowdturfers with a high rate of accuracy WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) November 15, 2017 A researcher at Worcester Polytechnic..
PRWeb - Published

Joy Villa: True MAGA Convert Or Trump Train Opportunist?

joy villa: true maga convert or trump train opportunist?
Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Singer and songwriter Joy Villa made waves in February when she showed up to the 2017 Grammy awards in a controversial “MAGA” dress, shocking the..
Zero Hedge - Published

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