Facebook Files 2 Separate Lawsuits Vs. Providers of Fake Engagement for Instagram

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Facebook Tuesday filed two separate lawsuits in federal court against four individuals for fake engagement, or providing services that are intended to artificially boost likes and followers on Instagram.

In one suit, the company accused defendants Sean Heilweil and Jarrett Lusso of New York of providing those services via Boostgram, which used a network of bots to automate the delivery of likes and followers of Instagram accounts.

And in the second suit, Laila Abou Trabi and Robin Abou Trabi of Dubai were accused of using a network of bots and automation software to deliver fake engagement to the Instagram accounts of Instant-Fans.com



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