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It might be cynical but true, that this is something that Google, Facebook, etc knew about but didn't do anything because it didn't reduce their bottom line.

Jason Borg

Cheers for the read! In my job, I've noticed some tell tale signs of fake data (a heap of traffic lasting for a second with a high bounce rate coming from a specific hosting service or location at a given time). Is there anything more I should be looking out for?

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