NY Investigates Company Selling Fake Followers – Technologist

By William Vogeler, Esq.

What’s the difference between paying for fake followers and selling bots that use stolen identities?

There is no difference because they are both embarrassments. Actually, selling bots with stolen identities as fake followers is also a crime.

That’s what New York’s attorney general says after opening an investigation based on an expose by the New York Times. The newspaper disclosed that social media users buy fake followers — bots using real identities — to raise their public profile.

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