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07.09.2017

After years, the tech press catches on about Facebook’s inflated user numbers

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Filed under: business, internet, marketing, media, technology, USA—Jack Yan @ 03.36

7 Responses to ‘After years, the tech press catches on about Facebook’s inflated user numbers’

  1. […] broke the algorithm for pages because page owners would then be forced to pay for shares, and as Facebook is full of fake accounts, many of whom go liking pages, then the more you pay, the less real engagement your page is going […]

  2. […] would, which suggests to me that they’re desperate to keep their user numbers artificially high—even after getting busted for lying about them, when researchers discovered there were actually fewer people in certain demographics than Facebook […]

  3. […] in 2018—four years and one US presidential election later. As discussed earlier on this blog, Facebook has been found to have lied about user numbers: it claims more people in certain demographics than there are people. If its stock was to fall, […]

  4. […] isn’t it? Last year, Facebook was busted for claiming that in some demographics, their ads could reach more people than t…. When it comes to the US’s Russia probe, they claim their ads reached far, far fewer people: […]

  5. […] knew Facebook’s user numbers were bogus, considering how many bots there are on the system. It would be more when people wanted to buy advertising, and it would be less when US government panels charged with investigating Facebook were asking […]

  6. […] that’s still a lot. And I think the reality is that millions are affected.    Besides, Facebook has lied about its user numbers. As a business I can’t really support it. I have businesses I am involved in here where I don’t […]

  7. […] can add the following, that many of you who read this blog know: Facebook is full of bots, with false claims about their audience, and engages in actual distribution of questionable invasive software, charges I’ve levelled at […]

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