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Meta says it’s trying, but a regulator in Australia believes it’s not trying hard enough.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission filed suit against Facebook’s parent company in its country’s federal court, alleging that scam ads using the names and images of public figures from around the world without their consent to peddle cryptocurrency were still running rampant on the social platform.
A Meta spokesperson said the company’s technology helps it to detect and block scam ads, as well as to thwart those who attempt to circumvent those detection systems, adding that it has cooperated with the ACCC investigation and intends to defend itself against the suit.
The spokesperson added, “We don’t want ads seeking to scam people out of money or mislead people on Facebook.