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Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Instagram purges spambots; popular accounts lose millions of followers, with the company losing the most at 18.9M   —  Millions of Fake Instagram Users Disappear in Purge  —  Social media services like Facebook and Twitter are always battling against spam or fake accounts that hijack hashtags …
Dec 18, 2014, 10:45 PMIn context
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
Twitter details its anti-spam system BotMaker, claims it's reduced spam by 40%   —  Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker  —  Twitter has developed a system called BotMaker to deal with its spam problem.  Essentially, BotMaker scans messages before they're posted, after they're posted …
Aug 20, 2014, 10:45 PMIn context
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Aol Mail Hacked With Spoofed Accounts Sending Spam   —  It's not just you.  Aol Mail was hacked affecting an untold amount of accounts that were seemingly spoofed.  The Twitter hashtag #aolhacked is filled with first-hand accounts of spam being sent from either the hacked email account …
Apr 22, 2014, 9:15 AMIn context
Brendan O'Connor / The Awl:
The Golden Era Of Spam Comments Has Ended   —  The search engine optimization community has spent the last two years in a panic.  SEO people flood our Internet with spam links and fake Twitter bots and paid traffic, to help bad websites look more popular than they are, to deliver fake viewers to web ads.
Dec 14, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Cooper Fleishman / Daily Dot:
Twitter's new block function poses a major privacy problem   —  Let's say someone on Twitter is spamming you with hostile message after hostile message, then retweeting your posts to his friends, who follow suit.  What do you do?  Normally, you'd just hit the block button …
Dec 12, 2013, 7:35 PMIn context
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
After Last Month's Security Breach, Social Media Scheduling Service Buffer Adds 2-Step Login   —  Buffer, the social media scheduling service, experienced a potentially brand-damaging security breach last month that saw a slew of weight-loss spam posted to Twitter and Facebook on behalf of its users.
Nov 26, 2013, 12:20 PMIn context
David Berlind / ProgrammableWeb:
Why The Attack on Buffer Was A Serious Wake-Up Call For The Web   —  On October 26, 2013, users of both Facebook and Twitter discovered that their accounts were responsible for spamming both social networks with unauthorized posts, many of which promoted a weight-loss scheme.
Nov 5, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Twitter users unable to send some URLs in direct messages; may be due to rise in DM spam   —  Twitter's Theoretically Temporary URL Messaging Ban Due To Massive Wave Of DM Spam  —  Late yesterday afternoon many Twitter users began to notice that they could no longer send Direct Messages containing URLs.
Oct 17, 2013, 3:10 PMIn context
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Researchers pose as scammers to cut back on bogus Twitter accounts   —  Results help Twitter shut down ‘several million’ spammy accounts  —  Spam is a problem, and any Twitter user knows well that the social network has its fair share of it.  A team of researchers is working to fight back, however.
Aug 19, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Greg Finn / Marketing Land:
Study: Fake Twitter Follower Market Is Still Thriving Thanks To New Spam Tactics   —  Welcome to this quarter's report on Fake Social followers.  BarracudaLabs dove headfirst into the world of paying for perceived social popularity.  Verdict: The fake follower economy is still flourishing and is still the scurge of social media.
Jul 2, 2013, 6:10 PMIn context

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