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Topic: Spam

Here Are the Brands Whose Follower Counts Were Hit Hardest in Instagram's Spam Purge

Nike, Forever 21 and Ellen lose fake fans by the hundred thousand

The great Instagram purge of the past 24 hours hit Justin Bieber hardest—3.5 million lost followers—but some of social media's biggest brands felt the sting of loss, too. National Geographic, Nike, Adidas…

Instagram Is Now Bigger Than Twitter With 300 Million Monthly Users

It's also debuting verified accounts and purging fake followers

Instagram now has 300 million monthly users, picking up 100 million since March. The photo- and video-sharing app has surpassed Twitter's official user count of 284 million. Facebook's companion company, bought…

The World Eats 3 Cans of Spam Every Second

How the 77-year-old ‘miracle meat’ makes itself into a meal

London in late December 1942 wasn’t a very merry place. The blitz had dragged into its second year, damaging or destroying nearly a million buildings. Londoners slept in the Underground…

All Those Kik Pics From Strangers Will Now Be Blurred

Messaging app censors for safety

Mobile messaging app Kik is giving users new controls to protect against unwanted anonymous advances, the company said today. The app will censor images from strangers to limit lewd content…

Facebook Just Downgraded 3 Types of Spammy Posts

Continues purge of low-quality content

Facebook, in its constant News Feed vigilance, is now going after spam with its latest edict telling page administrators to end shady posting tactics just to expand their reach. This…

Snapchat: Sorry for All the Spam

Claims it's unrelated to holiday hack

The more the Internet changes—with services like Snapchat—the more it stays the same, with nuisances like spam. The Snapchat team, headed by Evan Spiegel, acknowledged a wave of spam that is…

Will Instagram's Direct Inbox Become the New Playground for Spam and Perverts?

Private photos can be sent by anyone to anyone

For Instagram users like myself, today is a day of mixed blessings. Thanks to new features announced this morning, we can finally have private conversations in the app, but Instagram…

YouTube Comments Vandalized by Troll Art

Google's fix has led to some erotic behavior

YouTube comments have devolved into a forum for phallic art. Google has admitted its new commenting system has led to some unintended consequences, like pornographic pixel portraits. In September, Google forced…

Del Monte Solves the 'Fresh From the Can' Problem

A bit of peachy marketing

Life has never been a bowl of peaches for canned-food brands. Even if you look past the fact that canning arose as a cheap and easy way for Napoleon to…

FTC Takes on Text Message Spam With Eight Lawsuits

Feds going after companies that sent 180 million spam texts promising free gifts

It may be illegal to send text spam, but that hasn't stopped companies from bombarding consumers with hundreds of millions of text messages. Cracking down on the practice, the Federal…

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