Apple asked sites to pull 1m posts peddling fakes in a year

Apple has said its team of brand protection workers requested the removal of more than a million posts on social media networks and e-commerce sites offering counterfeits of its products in the last year.

The company made the statement to Bloomberg as part of a report on counterfeit iPhone chargers sold on platforms like Instagram that pose a fire hazard.

The article cites a report from online security company Ghost Data Team, which monitored 163 counterfeiters over the course of a month and found that their Instagram accounts uploaded more than 50,000 posts promoting fake Apple products, mainly chargers and AirPods. One seller reportedly made over $140,000 in a single day from the scam.

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