Saturday, May 6, 2017

Fake Facebook accounts prompt USA TODAY to seek FBI probe

Fake Facebook accounts prompt USA TODAY to seek FBI probe: The parent company of USA TODAY said it had asked the FBI to investigate a wave of fake Facebook accounts so large it accounted for half of the newspaper’s following on the social media platform.

Facebook purged millions of those fake accounts from USA TODAY and other publishers three weeks ago, the latest salvo in the social giant’s battle against scammers and spammers seeking access to its platform and its 1.94 billion users.

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