In recent times, there has been an issue of fake pages shooting deceptive advertisements at the public constantly. These highlighted and frequently observed cases involve fraudulent pages such as Dr. Nikamesh Hemwirakorn’s manipulated page, enticing people to invest to the extent that the Digital Ministry threatened to block the platform.
The recent problem lies in the fact that the owner of this platform, specifically Facebook, has been neglectful, especially in the case where Shakrit Chanrungsakul posted a picture of the false report ads using the name of the Stock Market page, along with fake pages using the names of renowned individuals like Dr. Nikamesh and Mr. Shi Paoong, enticing people to sign up for stock investments and AIS prompting to open investment portfolios. However, Facebook responded with a statement claiming they did not violate any standards of Facebook, and they confirmed the advertisements would not be withdrawn.
Recently, within the framework of Meta’s online fraud coping mechanism, they collaborated with the Department of Education and the cybersecurity preservation group from the National Police’s Crime Technology Investigation Command. Meta Thailand was questioned about how they handle these issues, to which they responded that every ad must go through an assessment of advertising standards, which involves checking the verified account and AI assistance. However, technology cannot detect everything by itself, so they need human assistance. Meta urges users to help by reporting preliminary suspicions. If the ads are not removed, they can be resubmitted, as AI will continue to learn which ads are fake or genuine.
Currently, Meta is working more closely with various agencies, such as implementing proactive policies in collaboration with the Department of Education and the #StayingSafeOnline campaign, to provide online safety awareness to the public and government agencies.
TLDR: Fake pages on Facebook continue to exploit and deceive users with misleading ads, prompting the Digital Ministry to threaten blocking the platform. Despite Facebook’s lackluster response, Meta, in partnership with the Department of Education and cybersecurity agencies, is actively working to address the issue. Meta relies on a combination of AI and user reports to identify and remove fraudulent ads, while also promoting online safety through collaboration with government agencies.