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Over 40% of New Mechanical Turk Jobs Involve Spam

December 17th, 2010 12:31 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “An NYU study reveals that over 40% of the jobs posted by new employers on MTurk are some sort of spam request, such as fake account creation, fraudulent ad clicks, or fake comments, tweets, likes and votes. The study also shows that the bad jobs could be automatically filtered with 95% accuracy, but Amazon is not interested.”

Source: Over 40% of New Mechanical Turk Jobs Involve Spam

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