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After Mercedes And Pepsi Are Indian Politicians Buying Facebook Likes?

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 15 July 2013, 06:04 Hrs
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Bangalore: Social Media did cause one of the biggest revolutions in modern history of humans, be it Tunisian, Syrian, Egyptian, Libyan or many others. Indeed it is a potent weapon to protest, to converge, and to communicate.

But then, seeing such a huge potential the social media has, no corporate house wants to stay behind. In April 2013, Italian security researchers, Andrea Stroppa and Carlo De Micheli had called out many Twitter accounts that added or lost a large number of followers in one day over suspicions of buying fake followers. The list included brands like Pepsi, Mercedes-Benz and Louis Vuitton, rappers 50 Cent and P Diddy to name a few, reports First Post.

Buying likes on Facebook or a large number of followers on twitter is not a new phenomenon. In fact, if you Google for such a service, you will get many search results, for instance offers 1000 likes for as low as $26. Often such services follow dubious means like setting up phony profiles or install malicious code on third-party sites that use Facebook’s like button or spread malware among Facebook participants or coding a like button to get people to like a product or brand other than the one they see, according to ReadWriteWeb.

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