Quantcast

fake accounts Articles

These Phony Twitter Accounts Can’t Verify You (Hint: They’re Not Even Verified Themselves) These Phony Twitter Accounts Can’t Verify You (Hint: They’re Not Even Verified Themselves)
· 2

I know that it would be really cool to be verified on Twitter. It would mean that you were important – important enough to need a verified account because of all the jokers out there that want to create fake …

Taliban Using Blonde, Buxom Beauties to Gain Intel on Facebook Taliban Using Blonde, Buxom Beauties to Gain Intel on Facebook

In many ways, it’s one of the oldest tricks in the book, but it’s being used in a very modern way. I’d like to think that most people realize that the super hot girl you meet on the internet is …

Facebook Goes After Fraudulent Likes Facebook Goes After Fraudulent Likes
· 4

In order to cut down on fraudulent “likes” across the network, Facebook has announced that they have upped their automated efforts to remove likes that have been “gained by means that violate [thier] terms.” This means that likes derived from …

President Obama’s Fake Twitter Followers Outnumber Mitt Romney’s Total Followers 6 to 1 President Obama’s Fake Twitter Followers Outnumber Mitt Romney’s Total Followers 6 to 1
· 10

It’s pretty safe to say that everyone on Twitter is followed by at least a few fake accounts. We always knew that bots ran rampant on the site, but recent studies into the buying and selling of fake Twitter followers …

Over 27% of the Top 10 Twitter Accounts’ Followers Are Fake Over 27% of the Top 10 Twitter Accounts’ Followers Are Fake
· 14

Fake Twitter followers are on everyone’s mind. Last month, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Twitter followers jumped substantially overnight, leading some to accuse the campaign of buying followers. They denied it of course, but it led to a much more …

Facebook Likely Has 83 Million Fake Users Facebook Likely Has 83 Million Fake Users
· 10

If you picked any Facebook user at random, there is nearly a 1 in 10 chance that the user you picked isn’t real. Maybe it’s a duplicate, maybe it’s a spam account – but either way, it’s a fake Facebook …

Pinterest Spam: Site Seeing Influx Of Fake Accounts Pinterest Spam: Site Seeing Influx Of Fake Accounts
· 4

As soon as any website starts to gain attention, it invariably becomes a target for spammers and scammers–people who create faux accounts in order to lure users in to their site, whether it’s for hacking purposes or just to get …

Why The Murdochs Should Let That Wendi Deng Twitter Fake-Out Go Away Why The Murdochs Should Let That Wendi Deng Twitter Fake-Out Go Away

Turns out that fun-but-not-funny fake Twitter account of Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng wasn’t so carefree after all. First there was the question over whether the Murdochs should sue Twitter because the fake account actually managed to be verified albeit …