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STUDY: Facebook Has 100X More Spam Than Other Social Networks, 4X More Phishing Attacks

STUDY: Facebook Has 100X More Spam Than Other Social Networks, 4X More Phishing Attacks | MarketingHits | Scoop.it

Spam has been an issue for as long as email has existed, and a new report by social media security and compliance company Nexgatesheds light on just how prominent spam has become within Facebook and other social networks, saying that social spam exploded by 355 percent during the first half of 2013, and sharing some particularly alarming statistics regarding Facebook.


Nexgate studied more than 60 million unique pieces of content from more than 25 million accounts on Facebook, TwitterGoogle Plus,YouTube, and LinkedIn between 2011 and 2013, and its other findings included:

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