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USA Today requests FBI to probe Facebook spammers

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SAN FRANCISCO: The parent company of the USA Today daily has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to probe the increase of spammers on its official page Facebook page that accounts for half of the newspaper’s followers on the social media giant. According to a report in USA Today on Friday, Facebook removed millions of fake accounts from the newspaper’s page last month, but millions of its remaining followers also were fake. The daily’s owner, Gannett Company, contacted the FBI earlier this week after the spammers continued to flood the social media page unabated.–IANS