Twitter Followers Vanish Amid Inquiries Into Fake Accounts

The Times found evidence that the information of Twitter users in every state — including thousands of people in Florida and New York — had been copied onto bots sold by Devumi or rival companies.

The Distribution of Deception

At least 55,000 fake accounts use the names, profile pictures, hometowns and other personal details of real Twitter users, including minors, according to a Times data analysis. The original accounts list locations in all 50 U.S. states.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/31/technology/social-media-bots-investigations.html

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