A Which? Money’s investigation today found a rise in social media scammers and identity theft online – and put the onus on social media platforms to stop them.
This follows the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos last week advising verifying the identities of every social media user to fight trolls and fake news. Mitek, experts in identity verification, believe this approach could also stop rising social media fraud and identity theft.
In the below comment Joe outlines how this might take shape, how it would impact consumers, and whether platforms or an independent body are best placed to solve the problem.