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fake tweets from real cowboys: your daily distraction... you're welcome.

fake tweets from real cowboys: your daily distraction... you're welcome.
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #175 • View online

Spot the difference: real vs. fake influencers
A sudden overnight increase in followers is just one of many ways to tell if an “influencer” bought their followers. Marketers investing tons of money into influencer ads are starting to realize their money may not be well spent. But is it as bad as this advertising fraud?
Is #like4like Instagram pod fraud?
Is #like4like Instagram pod fraud?
Twitter re-evaluates verification policies
Speaking of influencers… Twitter stated today that their process for users to obtain that little blue checkmark would be put on pause. This comes after recent criticisms against Twitter for continuing to verify accounts promoting hate speech.
We think it's a good move, and a long time coming.
We think it's a good move, and a long time coming.
This music video is so bad, it's good
When a friend shared a meme inspired by Kirin J. Callinan’s “Big Enough” music video with the TSI team, we had to find out the story behind it. The artist has said that his music might seem funny, but “everything [he does] is from the heart. None of it is ironic.”
We actually love this.
We actually love this.
Hillary Clinton's campaign tweeter spills all
Social media played a large role in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Emmy Bengtson was there through the live streams of the debates on Twitter, to fake news and Russian Facebook ads. She shared her experience on a Medium article and it’s definitely worth a read.
As Clinton's former social media director, Emmy must have some crazy stories.
As Clinton's former social media director, Emmy must have some crazy stories.
Facebook disses Facebook
Sean Parker, one of the founders of Facebook, admitted that when the platform was in development, their main goal was to keep users coming back daily. Now he’s afraid of what Facebook is doing to society and to their children. Should we blame Frankenstein, or Frankenstein’s monster?
It's too little, too late.
It's too little, too late.
Have a great Thursday from the Truly Social team! 
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