(AGENPARL) – THE HAGUE (THE NETHERLANDS), ven 23 ottobre 2020 By Jack Stubbs
LONDON (Reuters) – Fraudsters from Albania to Vietnam are posting about U.S. politics and the upcoming presidential election to build fake audiences, maximise clicks and make money online, Facebook Inc said on Wednesday.
In a new report about so-called “inauthentic behaviour” on its platform, Facebook said the Nov. 3 election had become a common lure to trick users into visiting online stores or websites laden with pay-per-view adverts.
“If you are a financially motivated actor who’s trying to make money based on clicks, you are going to use whatever content is going to get you eyeballs,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told Reuters.
“And obviously, there’s a lot of attention being paid to what’s happening in the United States around the election.”