Facebook is overrun with fake accounts pretending to be famous technology industry executives.
The fraudulent accounts are purporting to be everyone from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
The existence of the accounts raise questions about Facebook’s ability to police its app for malicious behaviour.
Last year, Facebook was criticised over fake accounts of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Those have been banned — but these still remain.
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Facebook has a fake account problem — and the Silicon Valley elite aren’t going to like it.
The California tech giant’s social network is overrun by fraudulent accounts impersonating high-profile technology industry executives like Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Business Insider has found.
There are dozens of personal profiles on the platform purporting to be tech luminaries ranging from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to Evan Spiegel, head of Snapchat’s parent company Snap — often misleading ordinary, actual Facebook users who have crowded onto their profiles to ask questions, complain, and otherwise try to interact with them.
The existence of these accounts — some of them years old — raise new questions about …read more
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