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Who’s Running the Vincere Bot Network on Instagram?

Thousands of fake Instagram accounts are powering scams targeting influencers. The scams are run by different people, but are the bots?

Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash

I was in the middle of a work trip — the first since Covid — when an obvious bot account claiming to be a scout for a streetwear brand left a comment on…

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Marianne Bellotti

Marianne Bellotti

Author of Kill It with Fire Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones)