Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

You just completely ignored the point he was trying to make with the fake likes. You're going to have to come up with a better bullshit defense.

He didn't completely ignore the claims. As he mentioned, the targeting specs may have been too broad.

It's easy argue against the value of something so easily faked as a like, but we shouldn't forget that Facebook is also a large platform for promotional advertising, where "like-gated" promotions are designed primarily to collect users' email addresses.

I'm not convinced they were a FB employee, as I'd expect better spin. And commentary. Especially given the target audience of this site.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact