Linked by snydeq on Thu 15th Dec 2011 21:17 UTC
In the News A new study from UCSB finds significant increases in businesses hiring organized shills to push products online. These 'malicious crowd-sourcing systems' enlist dozens or hundreds of professional shills to orchestrate mass account creation, generate bogus ratings, and post canned cut-and-paste positive reviews -- with each 'task' costing between 13 and 70 cents. 'Unscrupulous crowd-sourcing sites, coupled with international payment systems, have enabled a burgeoning crowdturfing market that targets U.S. websites, but is fueled by a global workforce.'
Permalink for comment 500254
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: shilling
by transputer_guy on Fri 16th Dec 2011 05:21 UTC in reply to "RE: shilling"
transputer_guy
Member since:
2005-07-08

I have been told that this is entirely automatic, no idiots required. So we may actually be doing a Turing test with each bot and losing!

Reply Parent Score: 3