Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Fake Twitter Followers Vanish Amid Inquiries

This weekend the New York Times published an investigation called The Follower Factory, a story naming names of those who pay for Twitter followers. Now comes the fallout. The Chicago Sun-Times issued a statement saying that film critic Richard Roeper is under investigation. "We became aware over the weekend of issues relating to Rich Roeper's Twitter account," the statement reads. "We're investigating these issues. We will not be publishing any reviews or columns by Rich until this investigation is complete."

Comments

About time. Who follows these people? I know I don't. I truly understand why people do it. It's a HORRIBLE metric for judging a personality or writer's effectiveness as well. Frankly I don't understand why Twitter and other's don't shutdown these fake follower farms.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-01-31 04:12 PM

About time. Who follows these people?

Just a wild guess but I would bet at least of few of these folks got suckered: (we will see who doth protest too much now)

sniper, dalton, dixvillenotch, gracieamazed, wisgod, federalist, mustang, fishpaw, msgt, patron, boaz, nullifidian, huguenot, davethewave, matsop,
andreamackris, 101chairborne, whitedevil, crassus, txlibertarian, gonoles92, ray, tmaster, avigdore

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-31 04:47 PM

Frankly I don't understand why Twitter and other's don't shutdown these fake follower farms.

#1 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE AT 2018-01-31 04:12 PM | FLAG:

They've tried several times with zero success. It's an arms race between billion dollar AI and a faceless army of script writers exploiting it.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-02 09:35 AM

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