Investigative team Sadbottrue has own technologies for data gathering and for meta-analysis of big data. We focused on findings and explanation of anomalies that influence on the tech companies. We are fighting against the social media and advertising fraud ecosystem.
How to earn million dollars with pro-Trump fake news site.
Classic fraud techniques in the digital era.
The Macedonian fake news site reached the national Top 100, according to Alexa rankings.
Breitbart.com quoted Macedonian fake news sites before Buzzfeed had found it.
Journalist Investigations of major outlets are the most significant factor to detect fake news sites for Google.
Fake news, real problem
We began to monitor the Vidmar’s botnet and here is the first result of fake engagement for the client’s promoted tweet. AdminLabs.
Jim Vidmar was mentioned in WSJ as the official fake seller, now his botnet enlarges @twitterbusiness retweets count.
Analysis of audience engagement on the example of promoted tweet of Twitter for Business.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely
The site that pretends to be a propaganda resource is actually a platform for washing traffic and advertising fraud.
Viva l'Italia and $15,000,000!
How media can earn million dollars without any journalist.
Brands are the core reason for existing of social media. Without brand’s money, any media dies.
The screenshot-party about reporters, Trump`s trolls, airplanes, pizzas and the London bank.
The story of how the creators of political botnets make money when there is no election.
We found the evidence, that selling fake audience across all major social networks more profitable, than salary and bonuses in investment banking.
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. How spontaneous analysis of typical bot follower can cause unexpected results.
The bot powered music radio network holding company with strong advertisers.
After publishing “Chapter 4. The 5 dollar Fiverr.com experiment”, we got the first confession of the bot buyer, and we did analyzed his 1 million bots.
The fiverr.com in not the only marketplace for fake followers. Sometimes bots are combined together and start selling themselves. They can even hide behind the human person.
Two social media experts. One anonymous company. The biggest marketplace for social media followers in internet.
The facts about social media experts and fairy tail about back following.
Fake employees, real money and two branded cargo vans