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The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views

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Carlton E. Bynum II,

Carlton E. Bynum II runs a website,, from a home office in Houston that sells YouTube views as well as Instagram and Twitter followers, Facebook likes and SoundCloud plays.

Credit: Scott Dalton for The New York Times

Martin Vassilev makes a good living selling fake views on YouTube videos. Working from home in Ottawa, he has sold about 15 million views so far this year, putting him on track to bring in more than $200,000, records show.

From The New York Times
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