Social media is facing a virulent attack by fake users! Facebook estimates 60-80 million fake or fraudulent accounts, Instagram has more than 24 million fake accounts. The question is what drives people to create fake accounts, post fake news or photographs? And how will you recognize a fake? It could be harmless spoofing among friends, or creating dummy accounts for favorite pets, or could be scamming or impersonating celebrities and newsmakers, often with a dubious undertone.
This infographic explores the how and why of fake accounts, the role of wannabes or ‘bots’, and calling out a fake.
Infographic by – SocialCatfish