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Old 29.01.2018, 17:54
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The Twitter Factory - it's even more fake than you thought it was

Here's an excellent NYT article on how a company has sold millions of fake Twitter accounts to all kinds of people, including a member of Twitter's board of directors (ho, ho). Also a UK Lord(ess). And the company's founder is pretty fake too - got an MIT degree when he was 10, according to his CV...

By the way, fake accounts are completely forbidden by Twitter, but they do not seem to be in hurry to get rid of all these pests. I wonder why not ?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...edia-bots.html

And another one about how the journalists did the job.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/27/i...on-devumi.html
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Re: The Twitter Factory - it's even more fake than you thought it was

I'm receiving new (to me) spams:

<<I'm selling Aged 2012 Twitter accounts with verified email address only for 4$

All accounts come with full access to the original email that was used to create the account!
FAQ.

Are the accounts aged? Yes, 7 years old

What are the accounts like? with followers, following, bio or profile picture, all with a luxury name & username

Only for today. buy 2 get 1 account for free

If you're interested Contact me via
Email - not_EF_approved @gmail . com >>

Notice the way the email-address is put - does the bloke not want to get spammed?

But I see that's common knowledge already on EF. Good info linked here - seems the price has gone up big time though.

Not sure what to do with a bunch of Twitter accounts when I'm not even on Twitter myself.
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You could sell them!
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