Cheating in Instagram by buying false followers and activity is becoming a huge business, but Instagram pulls out big guns to reverse this sort of deceptive activity. The company just filed a lawsuit against a company that made a business by selling wants, attitudes and followers.
Facebook announced today in a publication titled "Preventing Instagram's Incorrect Behavior," that she and her subsidiary Instagram filed a lawsuit in the US federal court against a company and three New Zealand-based people.
"By filing the complaint, we are sending a message that this type of fraud activity does not tolerate our services, and we will act to protect the integrity of our platform."
The lawsuit explains in detail how a new-green company called Social Media Series Limited uses a number of different websites and services for selling false activities, including social networks, IGFamous.net and Likesocial.co. Customers paid between $ 10 to $ 99 per week to generate a fake activity for their accounts, sometimes getting hundreds of fake names within a few seconds of posting a new photo.
In about a year, the company and its executives have pocketed about $ 9,430,000 from the scheme, the lawsuit claims.
"Non-automated activity has no place on our platform," says Facebook. "That's why we devote significant resources to detecting and stopping this behavior, including blocking the creation and use of fraudulent accounts and using machine learning technology for proactively detecting and removing non-automatic activity from Instagram.
"Today's lawsuit is another step in our ongoing efforts to protect people and prevent the reckless behavior of Facebook and Instagram."