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.'
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Cheaters develop too well in our world
by Tractor on Sat 17th Dec 2011 09:42 UTC
Tractor
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2006-08-18

Well, the point is that such companies are "buying positive opinions" to be posted on "other's" mind-leading websites.

For example before going to cinema or theater, i'm always looking for votes of past spectators. Should this system be completely rigged by false reporting, i may end up looking at a piece of shit with nonetheless massive 5-star ratings.

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