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Footage of a Chinese 'click farm', which uses thousands of phones to give fake 'likes' to apps, has emerged online and it is so weird.

According to Twitter account, English Russia, a Russian man made a visit to the 'farm', where he filmed the clip.

He was told aside from the phones you can see in the video, he was told there were 10,000 more phones elsewhere.

As well as apps, pages on social media are also peppered with fake likes to make them look more popular. These liking-machines are a way of making sure something goes viral and gets seen by a massive audience.

Companies will pay thousands to get their apps more likes by using the services these places offer, the Daily Mail reports. Obviously, the more 'likes' an app has the more trustworthy and popular it appears.

Aside from the phones, all set up in rows to click 'like', there are a number of workers in the room.

People on Twitter didn't seem to know if they should be impressed or scared:





Tech-experts have said this kind of digital manipulation is usually carried out in China and Russia, however, it's companies from right across the world who use the services.

Credit: Twitter/English Russia

Social media companies are always involved in an on-going battle with bots. Instagram recently managed to successfully close down a bot called Instagress, which was adding likes and comments on accounts to boost views.

Meanwhile, scientists at USC and Indiana University, found that as many as 15 percent of Twitter accounts could be fakes. And yet, I can't get more than four likes on any of my tweets...

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/English Russia

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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