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Monday, January 29, 2018

Company Accused Of Selling Fake Twitter Followers Under Investigation

New York's chief prosecutor says the state is opening an investigation into a firm that allegedly sold millions of fake followers to social media users.


"Impersonation and deception are illegal under New York law," said Eric Schneiderman.

The company, Devumi, stands accused of stealing real people's identities, which it denies, according to the New York Times.

The paper linked the "follower factory" to a host of celebrity accounts.

The New York Times published an in-depth report on Devumi on Saturday, including interviews with people who alleged their account details and profile pictures had been copied to create realistic "bots".

It is alleged that others who wanted to increase their follower count, including actors, entrepreneurs and political commentators, could then pay to be followed by the bots.

On social media, high follower accounts boost influence, which can impact public opinion, or bring advantages, such as job offers or sponsorship deals, to account holders.

Mr Schneiderman said he was concerned that such "opaque" operations were undermining democracy.


On its website, Devumi offers customers the chance to order up to 250,000 Twitter followers, with prices starting at $12 (£8.50). Clients can also buy "likes" and retweets.

The company sells followers on a range of other platforms, including Pinterest, LinkedIn, Soundcloud and YouTube.

The company is registered at a New York City address, although the New York Times alleged it is a front, with its actual offices in Florida and it also employs workers in the Philippines.

Twitter has responded to the investigation, saying it is working to stop Devumi and similar companies.
from bbc


*Actor RMD already hinted us on celebs buying followers and likes.....na wah..I wonder who bought like and who didnt amongst Nigerian celebs and entertainers...

15 comments:

  1. I know many celeb does this a lot..

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    1. Aka Laura Ikeji, Toke Makinwa and those no brainer, doing nothing and having millions of followers when people like SDK have less than 20,000 & RMD have only 1 million.

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    2. *do* not does. You are talking about more than one person. *celebrities or celebs if you choose to shorten it*

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    3. I knew those followers were bought. A lot of them have nothing doing except being a loud mouth, whore, runs and what not on Instagram and is a pity that our youth look up to them

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    4. Majority of these Instagram celebs are nothing worth emulating after.

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  2. You'll see 500k followers with 100 likes, clearly bought.

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    1. People like big mouth Laura Ikeji and selling a copy and paste book to those Desperados kids. Wonder why anyone will waste their money to buy such a book when Goggle have the same. Just google "how to make money on Instagram"

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    2. Book kwa? How many pages does it have? Though its a no brainer sha on how to make money on ig but since the gullible ones were too lazy to google it, she made money off them. Which makes her smarter than them naa.

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    3. Gullible is not the right word to describe them though. I cannot for the life in me believe this ratchet calling herself a book author with copy and paste on information that is on Google or any good company associating with someone that is a glorified Baby Mama. Only in screwed up Nigeria

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  3. I can understand people like Omotola and Genevieve having over a million but doesn't understand those c list actress aka glorified runs having millions of followers

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    1. *but don't* not doesn't.

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    2. @ Valerie GET THE FUCK OFF. WHO MADE YOU THE ENGLISH PROFESSOR? Sorry o, Madam perfect

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  4. Many celebrities or instagramers bought followers

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  5. #Distance doesn't matter if two hearts are loyal to each other*

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