Selling clicks to boost social media accounts brings hundreds of millions of dollars

  • Article by: MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 5, 2014 - 8:35 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers.

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