fake fans


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fake fans

In order to provide an illusion of popularity by increasing the number of fans and followers, companies and individuals can purchase bulk, phony Facebook Likes and Twitter followers for a fee from a variety of sources. See fake news, fake website, deepfake, social media, Facebook and Twitter.
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Help!Back to fake fans. They are really overdoing this support thing.
The report, "The Consequences of Fake Fans, 'Likes' and Reviews on Social Networks," notes that by 2014,10%-15% of social media reviews will be fake-paid for by companies.
Fake fans. Really sad," a Facebook user described Romney's ("I wish I were Latino") latest Hispanic misadventures.
Soon, the hotel's page received wall posts from a user profile named 'Stop Facebook Cheats' accusing the hotel of inviting 'fake fans' through the competition.
Like-buying services, where a company hires a firm to add fake fans to a Facebook page, are on the increase.
Reactions were swift, and reached far beyond Facebook: Fans and "fake fans" alike began posting (and blogging elsewhere) to criticize Nestle for not listening, for not grasping social media, and for its "condescending attitude."
These are fake fans. They don't know the game of basketball.
And he is scathing about "fake fans" who accost him with memoribilia to sign to line their own pockets.