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Facebook announces victory over a spam operation after six months of combat

Facebook announces victory over a spam operation after six months of combat
From TechCrunch - April 14, 2017

Facebook proudly announced today that it hasit thinksput an end to the nefarious doings of a sophisticated, coordinated operation that has been spamming the site for the last six months.

In a blog post, Facebooks security team suggested the inauthentic likes came from accounts in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and a number of other countries. That narrows it down! Actually, it sounds pretty smart: The accounts would appear, like a few pages, spam them, then fall silent. Proxies and other means were taken to make it seem that these fake accounts werent centrally administratedwhich, of course, they were.

As far as volume, the post scrupulously avoids real numbers:

As we remove the rest of the inauthentic likes, we expect that 99% of impacted Pages with more than 10,000 likes will see a drop of less than 3%.

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