I was kind of down lately when someone using sock puppet accounts was trying to manipulate the vote of one of the questions I answered.
I found out that there were about a total of nine accounts that she created based on the voting record of her best answers. Those usual suspects would show up voting for every answer of hers when the question was up for voting. It is just too much of a coincidence not to get suspicious. I really wonder how she can get the same group of people voting for her every time without fail, especially that they are not even her fans. How do they keep track of her answers without any miss? In addition, when I look at their profiles, there are so many similarities. The writing style, ....
Anyway, it was my suspicion and I reported the evidence I collected to Yahoo Management so they could investigate the case.
I am glad to report back to you that my speculation was not unfound and that I did not falsely accuse someone.
I was recently notified by Yahoo Management that they have taken care of the sock-puppet accounts I reported. I am glad that I was correct on my hunch that there was something wrong with it.
This was the response I got.
I hope this will teach others a lesson not to create sock puppet accounts to manipulate the votes.
If you see any suspicious sock puppet accounts manipulating votes, please let me know and I will report them to Yahoo Management.
By the way, I didn’t know what Yahoo Management meant by “已根據規範處理”. I will follow up with them and ask what actions they have taken.