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Facebook just sued these developers – here’s what you need to know

by LLB Editor
7th Aug 19 9:51 am

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against two app developers for “click injection fraud” as it moves to crack down on abuse on its platform that hurts advertisers.

The social media giant said the developers – Hong Kong-basd LionMobi and Singapore’s JediMobi – made apps available on the Google Play store “to infect their users’ phones with malware”.

In a statement on its website, the company said the malware created fake user clicks on Facebook ads that appeared on the users’ phones “giving the impression that the users had clicked on the ads”.

The firm said the lawsuit is “one of the first of its kind against this practice”.

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