November 3, 2022
Facebook and Instagram file federal lawsuit over selling fake likes views followers

Facebook and Instagram File US Federal Lawsuit against New Zealand Company for Selling Fake Likes, Views, and Followers

Facebook has announced it has filed a lawsuit in US federal court against a New Zealand-based company for selling fake likes, views, and followers…

Today, Facebook published a post to its newsroom blog, announcing it has filed a lawsuit against a New Zealand company. The lawsuit alleges the company, along with three individuals, sold fake likes, views, and followers to Instagram users.

Facebook and Instagram File US Federal Lawsuit against New Zealand Company for Selling Fake Likes, Views, and Followers

The complaint alleges the defendant company and individuals sold fakes through various websites and corporations to Instagram users. 

Furthermore, Facebook states it suspended the suspect accounts and provided formal, written warning to cease and desist. However, the activity continued.

The lawsuit requests the court to stop the defendants from selling fake likes, views, and followers.

Jessica Romero, Director of Platform Enforcement and Litigation, explains in the blog post:

“Inauthentic activity has no place on our platform. That’s why we devote significant resources to detecting and stopping this behavior, including blocking the creation and use of fake accounts, and using machine learning technology to proactively find and remove inauthentic activity from Instagram.”