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

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  • Is This a Viable Business?
  • Duping Social Media
  • The Buying Backlash
  • How You Like Me Now?
  • The Solution
  • Buying Friends Cool or Nah?
  • 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

How You Like Me Now?

Purchasing fake likes and friends can destroy your credibility. Fake followers do not interact with your profile and real followers may become aware of the jump in likes or followers and ultimately leave your page.

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