Using the Internet means leaving behind a trail of data. Whether it's online shopping or social media posts, information about our online behavior is big business for companies. But if our data is so valuable, shouldn't we ourselves profit from it?
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Social media posts by Russian lawmaker Leonid Slutsky are being boosted with likes paid for on promotional sites. This also appears to be the case with other Russian political accounts, as DW has discovered.
DW offers its readers, listeners and viewers the opportunity to engage in a discussion on Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms — but you need to observe certain rules.
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