NewYork AG Eric Schneiderman has put out the following response to NYTimes exposé.
Impersonation and deception are illegal under New York law. We’re opening an investigation into Devumi and its apparent sale of bots using stolen identities. https://t.co/uvxGOp7soQ
— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) January 27, 2018
Devumi has at least 3.5M fake bot accounts that it purchases from “bot makers” all over the world and sells them to more than 200,000 customers that include Randy Bryce, Louise Linton, Kathy Ireland, Hilary Rosen, and Martha Lane Fox, who sits on Twitter board. Its higher quality bots are made up of stolen social identities from real people.