Facebook has taken a strong stand against the fake like and comment business developers and organizations. Many individuals and organizations are in the business of increasing fake likes, comments and shares on Facebook.
Developers who are working on offers to increase fake likes, this social media company is also filing a case against them. Against Facebook platform abusers the company has already signaled to be strict by filing a pair of cases.
Technology website Digital Trends and Engadget report that the company has filed lawsuits against two developers for violating Facebook’s policies. Through this, the company wants to give a clear message to the fake like traders.
A statement from Facebook said that fake developers were providing fake likes also in the Instagram platform. It is basically a special service of robots and automated software, which is used to create fake likes, comments and views on Instagram. Using this tool, Facebook has taken action against the person who was selling fake likes and comments on Instagram.
Facebook has previously filed multiple lawsuits against developers for violating their policies and misusing information. Earlier this year, Facebook filed a lawsuit against a New Zealand company and a Spanish developer for selling fake likes on Instagram. In 2019, the New Zealand company was offering fake engagement services on Instagram.
Note that Facebook was the victim of criticism around the world after falling into the ‘Cambridge Analytica’ scandal. The UK-based election consulting firm has been under pressure since the March 2018 scandal of unauthorized data snatching from Facebook.
The controversy first broke out in the UK and US media. Cambridge Analytica, an organization that analyzes data, had an impact on American citizens voting in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a report in The New York Times.
In this case, the information obtained from the profiles of millions of Facebook users was used. The Cambridge Analytica scandal has leaked information to 87 million Facebook users. The incident raised criticism about Facebook’s privacy. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook began to be strict with developers in collecting information.
In addition to the fake developer, Facebook has filed a lawsuit against a new developer company called MobiBurn. The organization was collecting user information from Facebook through malicious software or programs.
Cybersecurity experts have warned Facebook in advance, In addition to collecting information from a developer device called MobiBurn, it is also taking sensitive information from Facebook. If someone installs an app using MobiBurn software, the developer grabs important information. Facebook said it did not fully cooperate in the investigation against the developer. Legal action has been taken against them.
Apart from this, the Facebook authorities have also filed a case against a domain register service provider that allowed them to register their names by copying Facebook’s trademark.