Facebook sues Chinese companies for selling fake accounts

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Facebook sues Chinese companies for selling fake accounts

Facebook Inc. and its Instagram unit sued four companies and three people based in China for promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers that the social network giant says can be used for nefarious purposes.

The Chinese companies advertised and created the fake accounts over the last two years and marketed them for sale on six websites, selling them in bulk quantities, according to a complaint filed Friday in San Francisco federal court.

[Bloomberg]
 
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