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New York AG Investigating Follower Factory Devumi

New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into follower factory Devumi, The New York Times reports. As was just recently detailed in a Times article, Devumi sold millions of fake followers on social media platforms, some of them copying real users’ personal information. “At least 55,000 of its ‘bot’ accounts used names, pictures, hometowns and other details taken from people on Twitter,” according to the Times.

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