Two well-meaning Facebook vigilantes are in a battle against scam reports, and Facebook‘s reaction appears to be “Yeah, good task. Now keep doing it. ”
Kathy Kostrub-Waters and Bryan Denny are investing a few of their valuable spare time finding fake reports on the internet site — not the sort produced by Russian trolls throughout the fake news blitz many years ago, however the kind that use taken pictures to convince lonely hearts to deliver cash to people they’ve never met.
Kostrub-Waters and Denny told Buzzfeed they facebook that is regularly present their findings, and every time are disappointed to find Facebook hasn’t changed their approach. Claims Denny: “ The truth is this is not my work or Kathy’s. Thus I get actually sick and tired of ‘Hey, many thanks for the ongoin work — keep it. ’ I’m like no, damnit, it is your work to work on this. ”
The main issue is apparently a lot of Facebook‘s focus on fake accounts — at the least where they don’t pertain to Russian fake news farms — is reactive in place of active. [Read more…] about Scam victims alert fake accounts will ruin Facebook’s site that is dating