A BBC investigation suggests companies are wasting large sums of money on adverts to gain “likes” from Facebook members who have no real interest in their products.
It also appears many account holders who click on the links have lied about their personal details. A security expert has said some of the profiles appeared to be “fakes” run by computer programs to spread spam
Earlier this year Facebook revealed that about 5-6% of its 901 million users might be fake — representing up to 54 million profiles.
Graham Cluley of the security firm Sophos said this was a major problem. “Spammers and malware authors can mass-produce false Facebook profiles to help them spread dangerous links and spam, and trick people into befriending them,” he said.
Don’t know what the fuck they’re talkin’ about; my Jet Li account is perfectly legit.
As far as they know.