pressetext: Social Media: Influence brings millions

15.12.2011
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According to Technology Review, a study from the University of California concluded that crowdsourcing platforms in China and the U.S. are abused for commercial gain, to influence debates in social media. Clickworker, a German equivalent to the platforms that were tested, has strict guidelines when taking on orders. “We investigate every order. We do not accept dubious offers,” said a Clickworker employee in conversation with the press. There are, in fact, a decent amount of requests for manipulative social media jobs. more… (in German)