badbadmonkey - 6:16 am on Jul 13, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: engine at 4:29 pm (utc) on Jul 13, 2012]
The BBC has an interesting article on the purchasing of FB Likes:
A BBC investigation suggests companies are wasting large sums of money on adverts to gain "likes" from Facebook members who have no real interest in their products.
It also appears many account holders who click on the links have lied about their personal details.
A security expert has said some of the profiles appeared to be "fakes" run by computer programs to spread spam.
Facebook said it had "not seen evidence of a significant problem".
There probably isn't much that is new to people here, but it is worthwhile nonetheless.
There are multiple sections to the article, see the tabs at the top.
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[edited by: engine at 4:29 pm (utc) on Jul 13, 2012]