Inside the Fake Friend Industry: The Business of Buying Likes on Social Media

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  • What Are All the Clicks About?
  • What Is a Click Farm?
  • The Cost to Buy “Fake” Friends
  • Everyone Needs Friends. Even the State Department.
  • How to Detect if Someone Is Buying Fake Followers
  • Is This a Viable Business?
  • Duping Social Media
  • The Buying Backlash
  • How You Like Me Now?
  • The Solution
  • Buying Friends Cool or Nah?

The Cost to Buy “Fake” Friends

Sites like Buy Plus Followers sells 250 Google+ shares and followers for $12.95. Sites such as Frutal advertise sales for purchasing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers, with prices starting at $10 for 500 Instagram or Twitter followers. Sites like Buy Plus Followers sells 250 Google+ shares and followers for $12.95. 

(Photos from left: Twitter, Oleg Prikhodko/Getty Images)

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