NBC News: Crackdowns on Social Media Accounts Backfire by Driving up Demand

NBC News: Crackdowns on Social Media Accounts Backfire by Driving up Demand. “Facebook shut down as many as 30,000 fake accounts in the past week — but that’s unlikely to hurt the multi-million-dollar spam industry. In fact, since Facebook’s post-election housecleaning, it’s become even more lucrative for spammers to pump out ‘inauthentic accounts.’ The asking price on the black market for 1,000 fake accounts used to be $20, but security changes by the social network giant only succeeded in driving up prices.”