Malicious advertising menace in social media!

Haythem Elmir

A surging motivated political confabulation and speculations in the social networking sites simply suggest a trend of unabetted malicious advertisement these days. These are, beyond doubt, paid political advertisements which gather momentum in the most visited social networking sites on the planet. Take the example of Facebook where scores of swindlers are picking up the first buck targeting the polarized people in the USA.

Experts in this field also agree that the undeclared political ads are most watched among the people who can use it for both good and bad purposes. That’s the unscrupulous mechanism to entire the Facebook viewers. Provocation is another key here if one goes former President Barack Obama, Ivanka Trump, Sean Hannity, Kellyanne Conway et al.

Catchy headlines come next to lure the Facebook goers who discover a lot just at the click of the mouse where even a lesser known web portal has a striking resemblance to Fox News. The visitors who are keen to go with this must have credit card information for an access to payment which stands more or less $100 a month.

This is a tiny example of the political ads where Facebook lacks a mechanism to regulate these paid political elements in the form of a message which is no less misleading and malicious. Long before these are uploaded to the social networking sites, the users in the line up allow more such scams to take place. The sites, mostly, get registered within the 30 days ahead of the users who start sending political ads. The new websites are shady since the fraudsters don’t open the portals beforehand.

The picture is emerging as clear as broad daylight the more the days slated for the midterm polls are nearing. Cons start operating with new tools of information techniques.

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