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Mobile App Developer Tries To Kick 'Click Injection' Fraud Suit

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 7:06 PM EDT) -- A Chinese mobile app developer asked a New York federal court on Thursday to excuse it from a proposed class action accusing the company of lying to investors about faking its download numbers to fraudulently increase advertising revenue, arguing that the shareholders' claims are too vague.

Investors are accusing Cheetah Mobile Inc., which created Android apps used by hundreds of millions of people — including Clean Master, Piano Tiles 2 and LiveMe — of a practice known as click injection. The tactic is a sophisticated form of click-spamming, achieved through an app that improperly claims installations of other apps as its...

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New York Southern

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November 30, 2018

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