A factory of fake Twitter followers targeted by an investigation in New York

“Those who can pay for followers can buy a influence appearance. “In a series of posts on Twitter Saturday, January 27, the prosecutor of New York Eric Schneiderman has severely criticized the industry of fake accounts on social networks, and announced the opening of an investigation against one of these companies, Devumi.

This announcement follows the publication, a few hours earlier, of an article searched the New York Times on this industry. The u.s. daily says that movie stars, athletes or politicians buy millions of fake subscribers to increase their influence. At the heart of this system, the company Devumi, which has, according to the New York Times, a database of 3.5 million fake Twitter accounts, sold several times. They may have sold more than 200 million subscriptions.

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