Click farm exposed
Recently Instagram shut down automation websites like Instagress and Mass Planner but footage appeared this week from what is being called "Click Farms". You can see by the pictures there are phones lined up on shelfs in many rooms. According to a Russian reporter, he estimated there were about 10,000 phones. The idea of these click farms is to write positive product reviews and to like pictures on Instagram. Based on Instagram's algorithm, the more engagement within a certain time period will make the post go viral or on top of the hashtags being used.
Earlier this year Zerohege.com reported about 350,000 twitter reports were fake but a study from USC and Indiana University reported that Twitter has roughly 48 million active fake accounts which is about 15% of their users.