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Like Bots?

  • 31 August 2018
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So, even thorugh I haven't even done anything to get theese, I keep getting likes from these random accounts with profile pictures saying "BUY REAL SOUNDCLOUD FOLLOWERS AT SOUNDVIRAL.COM"

I didn't go to that website or ANY botting website, so why am I being folowed by these accounts and why do they have that profile picture?
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Best answer by Mathis 20 September 2018, 11:21

Hi PotaJoe,

Unfortunately, spam remains an ongoing struggle for our Trust & Safety team. 😕 Please see here for more info from the team about this topic: https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003447147-Reporting-fake-activity
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Hi PotaJoe,

Unfortunately, spam remains an ongoing struggle for our Trust & Safety team. 😕 Please see here for more info from the team about this topic: https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003447147-Reporting-fake-activity
Hi PotaJoe,

Unfortunately, spam remains an ongoing struggle for our Trust & Safety team. 😕 Please see here for more info from the team about this topic: https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003447147-Reporting-fake-activity

I think I may have a solution.

First stop them from signing up. Require a Captcha Bot detector at signup. I don't remember one when I signed up. This will eliminate bot creation.

Secondly, find and delete all the bot accounts. That should be pretty easy as they're all the same. (Same profile pic, same 0 songs/playlists/albums)

One way to encourage this is to get the community to go on a bounty hunt for them, that'll get rid of them pretty fast!
So, even thorugh I haven't even done anything to get theese, I keep getting likes from these random accounts with profile pictures saying "BUY REAL SOUNDCLOUD FOLLOWERS AT SOUNDVIRAL.COM"

I didn't go to that website or ANY botting website, so why am I being folowed by these accounts and why do they have that profile picture?

same!
Your Trust and Safety team needs better tools to do their job. Aside from making music I also detect bots (at scale) for a living. It's really not that difficult, you just aren't trying hard enough.

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