Facebook, Instagram Sue To Crack Down On Fake Accounts

Law360 (March 1, 2019, 11:21 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. and Instagram LLC announced Friday that they will be cracking down on the sale of fake accounts, suing four Chinese companies in California federal court for trademark infringement and cybersquatting, among other claims.

Facebook's Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Paul Grewal said in a release that the Chinese companies were promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers on Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, Apple, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Such accounts have been used for both promotional and illicit purposes.

"We're also enforcing our rights under U.S. intellectual property law for their illegal use of our trademarks and brand,"...

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