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Chinese "like farms" .. exposed?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by CareMD, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. CareMD

    CareMD Registered Member

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    There's a viral video spreading about so called social like farms which I found amusing - i find it hard to believe that any sane person would do this and not resort to software and emulating devices - its funny that this is now how a vast majority of people think these "botters" operate

    The viral video (4.3M views)


    For those without Facebook here is the video
     
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    well, they have the resources and made the tasks easier and safer. I guess anything that could be done in volume, these chinese will do it no matter how small or big the profit is.
     
  3. Aluminium

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    If there's a market, they will find a way to profit.

    I just think it's odd how these days you need to have that "make it and THEN fake it" mentality.
     
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    So stupid. All of this could have been done and automated in code with the right dev, for a fraction of the cost.
     
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    i haven't any problem with "fake it" when it can deliver organic traffic:)
    people in mass are like resources to generate $ ;)
     
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    this is purely method.. ..
     
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    It's just damn hard to properly emulate.
     
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    nothing new. Some cities in Russia have it on the streets. People give $xx.xxx to get likes, shares etc..
     
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    that's not a like farm. that's an android app store review farm/cpi farm.
     
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    Quality of these likes are much higher, Somebody told me this. Not sure about this.
     
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    Anything web based can be emulated in code, including making it seem high quality/organic.
     
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    But for example, if IG want to check wheter the one that do that is code or human by asking some random easy multiple choice question, real human can easily answer it while code will not
     
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    Thats why there are captcha solving companies....
     
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    As long as the risk reward equation is my favour i dont mind duch methods
     
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    I want to see their monthly electricity bill.
     
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    Good to know that..
     
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    I've seen this video, it's senseless to me. Yes it is tough to emulate properly, but then again. Why would someone farm likes with all of these mobile devices, when they could just farm Ads Accounts which sell for 1K+ a pop?

    Just seems like alot of trouble for something as simple as likes. If you got to this trouble, id think they would want to farm something of higher value.
     
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    Only works when you expect captcha to appear but can it works when you also do not expect it?
     
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    Huge likefarm just got shut down in Thailand.