Facebook planned to remove fake accounts in India – until it realized a BJP politician was involved | Social media- Tempemail

Facebook allowed a network of fake accounts to artificially inflate the popularity of an MP from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), for months after being alerted to the problem. The company was preparing to remove the fake accounts but paused when it found evidence that the politician was probably Continue Reading

Facebook removes over 16,000 groups trading fake reviews | Facebook

Facebook has removed more than 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after the UK’s competition regulator criticised the company for failing to make good on a previous promise to clamp down on the practice. In January 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority secured an agreement from Facebook to “better identify, investigate Continue Reading

‘Fake’ Twitter users rush to Amazon’s defence over unions and working conditions | Amazon

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter A surge of “fake” Twitter accounts have emerged to defend Amazon and push back against criticism of working conditions at the company amid a fiercely fought union election for the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. Many of the account handles start with Continue Reading

Hackers Set Up a Fake Cybersecurity Firm to Target Real Security Experts – Tempemail

A North Korean government-backed campaign targeting cybersecurity researchers with malware has re-emerged with new tactics in their arsenal as part of a fresh social engineering attack. In an update shared on Wednesday, Google’s Threat Analysis Group said the attackers behind the operation set up a fake security company called SecuriElite Continue Reading

Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan’s approach to fake news | Coronavirus

Matt Hancock, we learned recently, got a few pointers on how to shape the UK’s vaccine strategy from the 2011 movie Contagion. I don’t know if that is something I would boast about if I were the UK health secretary, but, look, it is great that the man is not Continue Reading

In the war of fake news versus facts, here’s what the next battle should be | Digital media- Tempemail

To survive, democracy needs a minimum of shared truth. With the storming of the Capitol in Washington on 6 January, the US showed us just how dangerous it is when millions of citizens are led to deny an important, carefully verified fact – namely, who won the election. To prosper, Continue Reading

‘Hot news from the Super League’: Vietnamese trade fake football scores to evade social media crackdown- Tempemail

Vietnamese are trading fake weather reports and football scores on social media as a creative means to discuss Communist Party leadership wrangling after an official ban on speculation ahead of the Party’s biggest and most important meeting in five years. At its 13th Tempemail Congress, due to be held later Continue Reading

Hackers Using Fake Trump’s Scandal Video to Spread QNode Malware – Tempemail

Cybesecurity researchers today revealed a new malspam campaign that distributes a remote access Trojan (RAT) by purporting to contain a sex scandal video of U.S. President Donald Trump. The emails, which carry with the subject line “GOOD LOAN OFFER!!,” come attached with a Java archive (JAR) file called “TRUMP_SEX_SCANDAL_VIDEO.jar,” which, Continue Reading

Social media war over Daniel Andrews driven by hyper-partisan and ‘fake’ accounts – study | Daniel Andrews- Tempemail

The #IStandWithDan versus #DictatorDan social media war waged during Victoria’s second coronavirus wave was driven by a small, hyper-partisan core of Twitter users, and amplified by “fake” accounts, a new study has found. As the focus shifted towards the premier’s decision to impose strict stage four restrictions in response to Continue Reading