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AUG 28, 2013 - The Guardian

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Facebook spammers make $200m just posting links, researchers say

Italian researchers uncover price lists for posting third-party links to Facebook fan pages - and calculate that they earn substantial amounts for most popular onesSpammers posting links on Facebook fan pages to send people to third-party scam sites are earning $200m every year, according to calculations by a team of Italian security researchers who have investigated hundreds of thousands of posts on the social network.Andrea Stroppa and Carlo De Micheli, the leaders of the group, analysed pages across the network, and identified spam through the use of phrases such as "Hey click here for a ... Read More

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