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25.08.2014

Facebook loves spammers

Can Facebook please explain why these obvious bot accounts, all of which have been reported, are allowed to remain on their website? (I have asked Facebook this directly already on Twitter and Facebook.)
   Some were reported in 2013.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007203668633&fref=pb_other
https://www.facebook.com/sluchevskiya?fref=pb_other
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003332425523&fref=nf_fr
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001139762163
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007774961452&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003723657320
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007526100670&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007575222133&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/kyoko.fukada.902266?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/cindy.weaver.7311?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/patricia.lima.393950/
https://www.facebook.com/thomas.lawler.756?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/kolthoff.danuta?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/kaj.werner.50?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/qkquddy?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/iwssr?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007249031036&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007435327784&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/LambRAWRghini?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/youngyoung.park.716?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/sungmin.woo.75?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007448436332&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007859550070&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/donavan.carroll.98?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006816901060&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/cho.youngjae.94?fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab
https://www.facebook.com/barbara.stephens.311493?fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006816901060&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006370157803&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002244310810&fref=tl_fr_box
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=597132803&fref=tl_fr_box

   Possible explanations:

  • they work for Facebook, and are part of the click farms exposed by Veritasium;
  • Facebook is totally fooled by the bots’ ability to make friends with other bots, which comment and like with random words, or words that do not match the images posted;
  • Facebook doesn’t care that its servers are overrun with bots because they can claim trumped-up user numbers;
  • Facebook is confident that, unlike Six Apart’s old Vox site, the bots won’t contribute to their website dying—even though it has crashed twice in the last few months.
  •    To Facebook’s credit, many which I have reported are gone, but I’m at a loss on why these remain. If I can tell they are bots, then how come Facebook’s experts cannot? And why does Facebook prevent us from reporting too many, when they are being created at such a rapid rate?

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