Apr 25, 2024

How fraudsters are getting fake articles onto Facebook

BBC. Examples of fake articles that have appeared on Facebook and Instagram. Instead, the fake stories were all AI-generated scams that appeared on Facebook news feeds in a BBC template, and with my byline. I was curious as to how these scam posts were getting onto Facebook in the first place, so I contacted Tony Gee, a senior consultant at cybersecurity firm Penn Test Partners. After examining the URL, or web address, of one scam page he said it was most likely a paid-for Facebook advert. How are the scammers able to get the fake ads onto Facebook news feeds in the first place? How can they get past Facebook's automated detection systems?

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