The COVID-19 pandemic renders individuals and society extremely vulnerable in all respects. During this crisis, we all rely more than ever on computer systems, mobile devices and the Internet to work, communicate, shop, share and receive information and otherwise mitigate the impact of social distancing.
As social networking sites have risen in popularity, cyber-criminals started to exploit these sites to spread malware and to carry out scams. With the pandemic, this situation has worsened dramatically. In a world of scam and widespread media distrust, social media verification is more important than ever. In recent years, social media companies and other tech companies have removed billions fake accounts. The vast majority of those accounts were so-called bots, or automated accounts that are often created en masse (also called Sybils) by software programs. Bots have been used for years to artificially amplify certain posts or topics so they are seen by more people. Plus, political operatives use such fakes (including impostor accounts) to spread disinformation and conspiracy theories, while scammers use them to defraud people.
Another example, there is evidence that user accounts who defend access to information (clean and unbiased), annoy authoritarian governments. As a response, scams try to block legitimate accounts with false reporting, while are often fake profiles are created en masse – by forging credibility with likes and followers purchased – to misrepresent search engines to make it difficult to access information in searches. Such practices are widely used, especially during election campaigns. One thing is certain, under no circumstances, regardless of the means used, whether directly or indirectly, does Raquel lend herself to political propaganda.
We are currently experiencing a climate of uncertainty, be it cybersecurity, network security and so forth. Such climates can lead to confusion, creating the opportunity for incidents of fraud to flourish. Today, with or without pandemics, It is more important than ever for cybernauts to ramp up their anti-fraud fight and not let their guards down.
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- As a way of preventing fraud and protect everyone’s integrity, this section includes the authentic accounts on major social media platforms:
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