Facebook says it filed a US lawsuit to shut down a follower-buying service in New Zealand

TechCrunch | 4/26/2019 | Staff
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The suit is in a U.S. court and is targeting the three individuals running the company, which has not been named.

“The complaint alleges the company and individuals used different companies and websites to sell fake engagement services to Instagram users. We previously suspended accounts associated with the defendants and formally warned them in writing that they were in violation of our Terms of Use, however, their activity persisted,” Facebook wrote in a post.

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We were not initially able to get a copy of the lawsuit, but have asked Facebook for further details.

This action comes months after a TechCrunch expose identified 17 follower-buyer services that were using Instagram’s own advertising network to peddle their wares to users of the service.


Instagram responded by saying it had removed all...
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