Facebook Hits App Developers With Click Injection Fraud Suit

By Hailey Konnath (August 6, 2019, 10:56 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. accused two app developers Tuesday of peddling Android apps that create fake user clicks on Facebook ads without users' knowledge and allow the developers to wrongly generate more advertising revenue, in a suit the social media giant called "one of the first of its kind against this practice."

Hong Kong-based LionMobi and Singapore-based JediMobi "deceived their users" into installing the so-called "click injection" apps, which are available on the Google Play store, Facebook said in a 28-page complaint filed in California federal court. The apps infect users' devices with a malware that gives the false impression that real people...

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