Facebook is taking legal action against different companies, claiming violation of its terms of service for creating fake Likes and comments…
The world’s largest social network is suing companies based in the United States and Europe. Separate civil actions have been filed, alleging violations of its terms of service for generating bogus comments and phony Likes. Additionally, claiming the defendants broke laws in Spain and the US.
Facebook Sues Companies for Using Unauthorized Automated Software Generating Fake Likes and Comments
One of the suits is against Massroot8, an entity with ties to California. The company scraped user data from Facebook after obtaining login information from users who signed up for its ostensible service, which was supposed to manage multiple FB accounts simultaneously. Massroot8 users weren’t informed of its true purpose.
The organization managed to access over 5,500 Facebook accounts, which allegedly violates the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The company continued to engage in illegal activities, even after receiving a Cease and Desist order. Mohammad Zaghar, the head of the group, apparently sold fake Likes and follows prior to starting Massroot8.
Meanwhile, in Europe, Facebook claims MGP25 Cyberint Services sold bogus Likes and fabricated comments. That lawsuit was filed in Spain, where the defendant company is located.