Social media is flooded with fake accounts. One way of solving that riddle is to introduce a scale, or a score, that will verify that the account is a real person or busin
I recently posted invites to a garage sale. I created an event in Facebook which eventually presented an opportunity to designate who will receive the invite. Amongst the list of friends I counted seven that I knew had been deceased.
In April this year I wrote an article on what I call “phantom buyers”, these pretend accounts on Facebook that exploit security vulnerabilities in Facebook’s Marketplace. I have been heavily engaged in Facebook’s Marketplace for the past few months because we are preparing to move back to Missouri. So I have been quite intrigued by the frequent encounters with “phantom buyer
Social media platforms better take care when it comes to politics. “Community Standards” can just become another name for “Censorship,” but when it comes to interfering with the political process it is purely a power play, an attempt to control what and who the public can see. Even Robert F. Kennedy is not excluded.
But there is another angle to this issue. An interesting inside look into the competition between social media platforms was reported in Substack.