Self-compromise was a widespread problem, and possibly the largest single source of existing inauthentic activity on Facebook during my time there. While actual fake accounts can be banned, Facebook is unwilling to disable the accounts of real users who share their accounts with a bot farm.


To quote one user who had self-compromised in an internal 2017 research study, “I’m extremely attractive! I’m extremely talented – but I don’t have all those followers I deserve.”


#y’all are selling yourselves short #go work for romance novelists and parenting bloggers #I used to do fake-engagement gigs and they paid in raffle tickets for (usually) Amazon gift cards #expected value around 1 – 5 cents per gig #give me a nickel over [a like from a fellow bot] any day #also they *don’t* demand your fucking *access tokens*‚ holy shit #(note: I don’t *currently* work there because I was sick of [highly erratic pay] [averaging out to ~$1/hour]) #adventures in human capitalism #this probably deserves some warning tag but I am not sure what

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