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

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  • 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?
  • What Are All the Clicks About?
  • What Is a Click Farm?

How to Detect if Someone Is Buying Fake Followers

If you see an account that jumps from 1,000 to several thousand seemingly overnight, you can almost guarantee they are most likely purchasing fake followers. To see if someone has fake Twitter followers, visit Status People Fake Follower here.

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