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WHAT THE HELL: Chinese Click Farm for Fake APP Ratings on mobile Apps (Massplaner Alternative, JOKE)

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  1. erreterr

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    Inside China's phoney 'click farm': Tiny office uses 10,000 handsets to send fake ratings and 'likes' for boosting clients' online popularity


    Footage has emerged of a giant 'click farm' in which thousands of phones are used to boost product ratings with phoney 'likes'.

    Companies pay tens of thousands of pounds to get their products as many likes as possible.

    This 'click farm' was captured on video in China with phones set up in one room in order to give likes to mobile apps making them more appealing.




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    For Google Play it's not working ;) Google can detect such farm very easy.
     
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  5. fd55

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    farms like this can't work on some platforms. too big of a footprint. probably why its only working in CH/RU

    Other uses for farms like this though....
     
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    Google Play - it's using AI for detecting fake comments, if user have a lot of comments/ratings in short time, it's sign to check by manual operator and delete your app/comments.
    There is ratio, usualy 1% of your installs can leave rating and 1% from them, review. Secondary, normal user is not installing apps in mass just to give review and uninstall soon. Google can easily detect it.

    Also there are hard software variables:
    -imei
    -device ID
    -android version
    -android install/build time
    -system version
    They are building fingerprint for each device so it's impossible to give fake ratings/bot ratings on Google Play.
    They only one way is to get real reviews ;)
     
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    I highly doubt Google has the ability to monitor clicking/touching to differentiate a real touch from a simulated one...and it's not like a programmer can't randomize touch location or target location based on pseudo-random element location on the screen (for if a user scrolled a bit further that another, or had a different screen resolution) so good luck for them figuring that out.

    As for the comments : we're on BHW, no? There's a section where people write/rewrite content in the thousands of characters...not being able to create 1k+ 10-20 word comments sounds ridiculous.

    As for X phone only doing voting and comments across a unrealistic period of time and tracking a phone/user's activity...well, yeah, that's far more fathomable a metric to check and flag for. No reason why a user should be doing 10 reviews an hour, 24/7... [ban].

    TL;DR : Region has nothing to do with anti-bot anti-fraud practices. If it's working in CN/RU it's working in EU/UK/US and Google isn't going to be picking off more intelligent bot farms that cycle phones, click and review periods, install-uninstall time, app use time, etc...it's Google, not GOD, they still can't figure out how to nix AdSense clickers and that's far easier...
     
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    Old news, Vice did a doc on working on a click farm
     
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