Companies form to attack bots on Instagram

 

Source: Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times

In a sunny office in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, Mike Schmidt spends his time ferreting out fake Instagram accounts. Some are obvious, like the one that had never posted a photo and lacked a profile picture yet followed about 7,500 accounts—the maximum allowed by the social media site. Others are trickier.

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