Facebook and Instagram have filed a lawsuit against a user who, they claim, ran the hidden service, which allowed advertising CryptoAPI, fake news about COVID-19 and dangerous drugs to circumvent advertising control both platforms.
The Charge Facebook
In a civil lawsuit filed in Federal court in San Francisco on 9 April, the giants of social media are accused Bassana Ghajar (Bassant Gaijar) LeadCloak in operation, software provider, specializing in the withholding of advertising.
Facebook claims that:
“Ghajar used the cloaking service of propaganda, among other things, take dangerous diet pills and drugs, fraud with investments in cryptocurrency, and even misinformation about the economic impact of a pandemic COVID-19”.
The current complaint requires the recovery of indeterminate amounts, as well as lifetime of the termination of activity by the removal of Ghajar and his associates from Facebook and Instagram.
Cloaking (сloaking) is a tool for the identification of readers of the site – often by IP address, geolocation URL at which they arrive – especially for noticing reviewers from sites such as Facebook, prohibiting certain types of advertising. Then the cloaking is that reviewers other information than that which sees a regular user of the platform, on the same page.
Despite the fact that the law in the area of misinformation is in a limited state, Facebook and Instagram accusing Ghajar in breach of contract on the grounds that he signed their user agreement.
In the lawsuit, Facebook claimed that Ghajar used at least four different profiles for work since 2006. When writing the article page Facebook of Ghajar did not work. Conversely, the website LeadCloak remains functional.
Fraudulent ads on social networks
Facebook and Instagram and other social media in General have undergone a lot of problems due to misinformation on their websites. In February, billionaire Wissam al Mana (Wissam al Mana) has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, requiring the platform to access the names of those who are behind the ads that sell fraudulent bitcoin using his own photos.
In January, Instagram appeared is from British financier Martin Lewis (the Martin Lewis) regarding cryptocurrencies, immediately after Lewis pleaded against Facebook through similar problems.