Have you ever clicked on a news story, only to realise that you’ve been hoodwinked by a scam? You’re not alone; fake news has unwittingly become part of our everyday lives, though very few of us know what it actually is nor the impact it can have. So how can we define, identify, and tackle fake news?
No one could say that the world’s attention isn’t genuinely hooked by the US election, but even this hot topic isn’t safe from fraud. Recent analysis shows over a third of Twitter accounts following the elections are fake, which means marketers banking on the social media platform to engage an estimated 7.4 million voters could be throwing away their precious budgets on bots.
The average UK consumer now spends 1 hour 20 minutes using social media each day. That’s double the time we spend eating.
Growth hacking – a technology-based marketing strategy for early start up businesses – is rapidly becoming part of Silicon Valley culture and experienced growth hackers are in high demand.