Tag: Fake Accounts

WhatsApp takes down over 23 lakh bad accounts in India in July

Meta-owned WhatsApp banned over 23 lakh bad accounts in India in July in compliance with the new IT Rules, 2021, the company said on Thursday.

  • Thursday, 01 September 2022
Twitter steps up fight against fake accounts

San Francisco: To further protect the integrity of elections, Twitter on Tuesday said it will now delete fake accounts engaged in a variety of emergent, malicious behaviours. As platform manipulation tactics continue to evolve, the micro-blogging platform said it is expanding rules to better reflect how it identifies fake accounts and what types of inauthentic […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Twitter kills 90,000 fake accounts promising online sex

San Francisco: After a US-based digital security company alerted Twitter about a massive botnet campaign promising online sex to its users, the micro-blogging website has removed nearly 90,000 such fake accounts. Dubbed as ‘SIREN’, the fake botnet campaign was discovered by ZeroFOX, a Baltimore-based security firm specialising in social-media threat detection. “To our knowledge, the […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Facebook suspends 3 pages linked to Russian government

San Francisco: Three video-centric pages run by a viral video company – Maffick Media – have been suspended from Facebook because they failed to properly disclose their ties with Russia, the media reported. Ruptly, a subsidiary of the state-run RT (formerly Russia Today) which is funded by the Russian government, has a 51 per cent […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Renamed fake accounts spreading political bias on FB

New Delhi: Barely a week away from when the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, the fake news factories on Facebook and its owned WhatsApp have become active like never before as the social media giant scrambles for solutions which are few and far between. The game on Facebook is different from other social […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
NAB summons Zardari on May 9 in fake accounts case

Islamabad: Pakistan’s anti-corruption body on Tuesday summoned former President Asif Ali Zardari in the fake accounts case on May 9. According to Geo News, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has prepared another reference in the fake accounts case and has summoned the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman for questioning. The reference relates to the awarding of […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Fake accounts evolve, able to copy human behaviour

New York: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that bots or fake accounts enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) on social media have evolved and are now able to copy human behaviour to avoid detection. For the study published in the journal First Monday, the research team from the University of Southern California examines bot […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Facebook Worldwide Removes Thousands Of Fake Accounts

San Francisco: Facebook has removed 1,196 accounts and 994 malicious accounts from Instagram, along with 7,947 Pages and 110 Groups involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour. In October, Facebook removed 14 networks of accounts, Pages and Groups. Eight of them — from Georgia, Myanmar, Ukraine and Azerbaijan — targeted domestic audiences in their own countries and […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Man Arrested Over Exhibiting Wife As Call Girl On Social Media

Berhampur: The Berhampur Cyber police on Friday arrested a man named Bhagabat Prasad Mishra here on charges of creating fake social media accounts in the name of his wife while exhibiting her as a call girl and circulating her objectionable photos and videos. As per reports, Bhagabat hails from Kesinga block in Kalahandi district and […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021