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Obstacles for Brave, attention mining farms.

Source - Gets Inside A Chinese Click Farm And Holy Crap, That's A Lot Of Phones ​Turns out if you want to run a business where you rate a bunch of apps and write fake reviews, you can't just spoof having a bunch of phones — you actually need the phones. And so that's what we have here: a room full of phones relentlessly rating apps and writing BS reviews because everything in life (and particularly on the internet) is a lie. A Russian man visited a Chinese click farm. They make fake ratings for mobile apps. He said they have 10,000 more phones.A Russian Went Inside A Chinese Click-Farm: This Is What He FoundOn the day when Snapchat erased billions of market cap from investors (and founders) accounts - as the MAUs-means-money model seems to break - we thought it worthwhile taking another glimpse into the hush-hush world of 'click-farms' and the fakeness of the latest social network fads.So, if they're not human, where do all those "likes," "retweets," and "followers" lighting up your social media accounts from?Thanks to this Russian gentleman - who visited a Chinese click farm, where they make fake ratings for mobile apps and other things like this - we now know...He said they have 10,000 more phones just like these.As we concluded previously, the bottom line is simple: "The illusion of a massive following is often just that," said Tony Harris, who does social media marketing for major Hollywood movie firms, said he would love to be able to give his clients massive numbers of Twitter followers and Facebook fans, but buying them from random strangers is not very effective or ethical. And once the prevailing users of social networks grasp that one of the main driving features of the current social networking fad du jour is nothing but a big cash scam operating out of a basement in the far east, expect both Facebook and shortly thereafter, Twitt...

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