New facial recognition scanner identifies fake Instagram accounts
DMCA agency Brandit Scan has announced that they are now using facial recognition technology to detect and take down “catfish” social media accounts. Instagram especially has been challenging for performers to deal with, and many performers have had to turn to their fans and ask them to mass-report fake accounts to have them taken down by Instagram. Brandit Scan’s new scanner will use facial recognition technology to identify imposter accounts, and Brandit Scan will then contact Instagram on the performer’s behalf. The new scanner technology is available to all performers who use the paid Brandit Scan service.