Dice: The Security Implications of Fake Twitter Followers

A recent New York Times story about the fake Twitter follower community got me thinking. The newspaper claims that this is a $1 million industry, with followers being purchased in bulk for about a penny a head. Why does Twitter tolerate this? Certainly, the company could easily fix this problem with some clever software engineering. Instead, they’re turning a blind eye.

You can read the rest of my post on Dice here. It isn’t so cut and dried, as I found out myself.


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