Facebook announces feat over a spam operation after 6 months of combat

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Facebook proudly announced now that it has — it thinks — put an finish to a sinful doings of a “sophisticated,” “coordinated operation” that has been spamming a site for a final 6 months.

In a blog post, Facebook’s confidence group suggested a “inauthentic likes” came from accounts in “Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and a series of other countries.” That narrows it down! Actually, it sounds flattering smart: The accounts would appear, like a few pages, spam them, afterwards tumble silent. Proxies and other means were taken to make it seem that these feign accounts weren’t mainly administrated — which, of course, they were.

As distant as volume, a post conscientiously avoids genuine numbers:

As we mislay a rest of a inauthentic likes, we design that 99% of impacted Pages with some-more than 10,000 likes will see a dump of reduction than 3%.

If we can figure out what that means, feel giveaway to criticism below. What about a feign likes and accounts private before now? How many pages were affected? Are pages with fewer likes influenced less, or more? Are there other networks now being fought in identical ways, and, if so, what kind of drops should we design when those get rolled up?

No doubt this is good news for everyone, though we can’t assistance though get a same feeling from Facebook here that we get from Twitter when it dances around a numbers of bots and spammers on its network. The numbers will be high, of course, though even if they’re within reasonable limits, no user or financier likes to hear that there are 10, 20 or 100 million feign accounts or likes.

The dismantlement of this sold network comes prohibited on a heels of an proclamation by a association progressing this week that it was stepping adult the efforts opposite spam and feign news.

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