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Instagram says growth hackers are behind spate of fake Stories views

Instagram says growth hackers are behind spate of fake Stories views If you use Instagram and have noticed a bunch of strangers watching your Stories in recent months — accounts that don’t follow you and seem to be Russian — well, you’re not alone. Nor are you being primed for a Russian […]

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Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In a blog post today the company reveals another tranche of Kremlin-linked fake activity — saying it’s removed a total of […]

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Twitter’s spam reporting tool now lets you specify type, including if it’s a fake account

Twitter’s spam reporting tool now lets you specify type, including if it’s a fake account Twitter is adding more nuance to its spam reporting tools, the company announced today. Instead of simply flagging a tweet as posting spam, users can now specify what kind of spam you’re seeing by way of a […]

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Twitter’s CFO clarifies that its second-quarter user metrics won’t be affected by fake account purge

Twitter’s CFO clarifies that its second-quarter user metrics won’t be affected by fake account purge After a Washington Post report last week that Twitter’s fake account purge might affect its second-quarter user numbers, Twitter’s chief financial officer said on Monday that the clean-up will not affect its metrics. In a tweet, Ned […]

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