Mar. 25, 2015
This is a project unveiling the flaws of the Facebook Like system. These flaws widely exist in the websites which take use of the Facebook Like button, and may be exploited by spammers to automatically generate large amount of fake Likes for profits. Meanwhile, these flaws may entrap legitimate users to inadvertently generate Facebook Likes against the online contents they don't like or even have negative feelings about. These flaws may endanger the Facebook Like ecosystem and benefits of both legitimate users and advertisers, and many famous websites, such as FoxNews, abcNews, ESPN, HuffingtonPost etc., are affected.
As the most sucessful social giant, Facebook has become an essential part of our online lives. We hope this project can help inspire the research community for sound solutions and eliminate the potential threats.
Watch the demo videos below to learn more. You can click here to read expanded details behind this project.
Update(2016/02/24): Facebook acknowledges that "not everything is likable", and now has a partial solution to tackle with the inadvertently generated Likes by adding more emoticons.
— Forbes Tech
Feb. 24, 2016
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— CBC News
Sep. 15, 2015