Is Facebook faking friend Likes to increase your interaction with brands?
OK, put on your tin foil hat with me, this is a total conspiracy theory, but…
Facebook just showed me a post that it claimed 3 of my closest friends (actually my wife, sister, and good friend) had Liked:
Now, I know for a fact that they did not Like this post. Heck, they don’t even know about this brand.
So, my question is this: is this a sleazy effort by Facebook to encourage me to Like a post, or is this just a bug–which conveniently benefits Facebook anyway?