Just when you think scammers have hit rock-bottom, they find a way to go even lower. Daily Mail reported that online scammers are attempting to drive traffic to websites promoting adult hook-ups and counterfeit drugs by using fake Facebook pages supposedly paying tribute to victims of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17), which was shot down over Ukraine last week.
A Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer has a new president Thursday, as social advertising and optimization provider Adaptly announced that former The Daily Mail Online Chief Marketing Officer Sean O’Neal will assume the role.
Last month, Maria Kang became one of Facebook’s most famous users, or most infamous, depending on individual reactions, when a photo of the 32-year-old mother of three and fitness competitor in a workout bra and shorts, with her three kids, showing off her toned body, with the caption, “What’s your excuse?” went viral and spurred mountains of feedback, both negative and positive. Earlier this week, Kang was temporarily banned from Facebook due to her post about a Daily Mail article that featured plus-size women posing in lingerie.
Facebook has threatened to sue the Daily Mail UK for inaccurately publishing a piece about Facebook on Wednesday, according to the Guardian. Daily Mail’s article claimed that whenever a “14 year old girl” joins Facebook she is approached by older men within seconds, who want to perform a “sex act in front of them”.