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[liberationtech] Counterfeiters use Instagram to sell fake luxury goods - Washington Post

Andrea St andst7 at gmail.com
Fri May 27 04:05:01 PDT 2016


dear LibTech list,

A new study, "Social Media and Luxury Goods Counterfeit" reveals that about
a fifth of all items tagged as luxury goods on Instagram are fakes. The
trend illustrates how the social media platform is contributing to the
explosion of the Internet's counterfeit economy, which uses a system of
online tools to ship illegal goods worldwide [...]
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/05/26/that-chanel-bag-on-your-instagram-feed-may-not-be-a-chanel-bag/

I'm the author of the research, for any question feel free to e-mail me.

best,
Andrea


-- 
*A*ndrea *S*troppa
Security researcher, World Economic Forum
https://agenda.weforum.org/people/andrea-stroppa/
@andst7
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