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
· 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
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
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
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'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
* 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 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, 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
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 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
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
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
· *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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
The post Twitter Users are Buying.. WebProNews - Published
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 •engadget •Reuters •NYTimes.com
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
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
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
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
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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