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Facebook and the digital romance economy: courtship, scams, and internet regulation in the global South. | #datingscams | #lovescams | #facebookscams

Through the controversial internet.org initiative, Facebook now serves as The Internet to the majority of the world’s marginalized demographic. The Politics of Data series continues with Payal Arora discussing the role of Facebook and internet regulation in the global South. While the West have had privacy laws in place since the 1970s, the emerging…

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Simple ‘Hi’ Text Leads to $600,000 Loss in Elaborate Fraud Scheme | #datingscams | #lovescams

Starting with an innocent ‘hi’ from a stranger, two individuals found themselves embroiled in a sophisticated romance scam, losing over $600,000 combined. Known as ‘pig butchering’, this scam involves flattery and fake relationships to deceive victims into investing in fraudulent schemes. Experts warn against underestimating the cunning nature of these…

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