Facebook is one of the first tech companies to file a lawsuit against two defendants over the alleged use of click fraud…
There’s no doubt fraudulent advertising is a huge problem on the internet. Making it worse, is the fact it comes in many forms. And, it ultimately hurts businesses and of course, that’s eventually passed onto consumers.
Facebook Sues for Click Fraud
Now, Facebook is one of the first companies to sue over the practice. The social corporation has filed a lawsuit against two developers alleged to engage in click injection fraud — Hong Kong-based LionMobi and Singapore-based JediMobi.
Jessica Romero, Director of Platform Enforcement and Litigation at Facebook writes the following:
“LionMobi and JediMobi generated unearned payouts from Facebook for misrepresenting that a real person had clicked on the ads. The ads were part of Facebook’s Audience Network. LionMobi also advertised its malicious apps on Facebook, in violation of our Advertising Policies.”
Facebook has banned both defendants from running ads and has also reimbursed damaged parties. The defendants’ apps have likewise been removed from the Google Play Store. Although, others programs created by the companies remain.