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Instagram and Facebook sue a company that sells fake followers and likes

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Facebook and Instagram recently filed a lawsuit against a company that sells fake followers and likes to its user and three people who are based in New Zealand. This was filed in the US federal court. Facebook is trying to stop the battle against fake likes and followers. According to the lawsuit, the defendants made over $9 million from the fake services.


There is no doubt that most Instagram influencers often buy fake likes and followers to make their accounts look impressive in other to gain attraction.

The company operates in a service that is based on selling and providing fake likes and followers for the Instagram user. Any account associated with the company will be suspended such that the user violates their Terms of Use.

Instagram which previously updates their Term of Use against fake like and follower warm about fraudulent activity on their platform.

The lawsuit specifically asks the court to prevent the defendants from:

Engaging and profiting in the sale of fake likes, views, and followers on Instagram

Violating our Terms of Use and Community Guidelines

Violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and other California laws for distributing fake likes on Instagram even after their access was revoked and their accounts were suspended

Jessica Romero, Director of Platform Enforcement and Litigation, said in a post;

By filing the lawsuit, we are sending a message that this kind of fraudulent activity is not tolerated on our services, and we will act to protect the integrity of our platform,

The 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 the inauthentic activity from Instagram.