'The Follower Factory': buying fake followers and identity theft on social media

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The New York Times has written a lengthy investigative piece on a company in the US that allows celebrities and businesses to buy followers and shares / 'retweets' on social media. 'Devumi' - the company in question - has a stock of 3.5 million automated accounts including many that steal the identity of real social media users. Elsewhere, we look at Facebook's bid to polish up its privacy messaging ahead of a key EU regulation on privacy.
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