Facebook is taking harsh steps against the fake accounts on Facebook and Instagram, as the company has sued four Chinese companies for selling fake accounts. The company announced the news today and said that they had announced four Chinese companies with trademark infringement, breach of contract, and related offenses. Facebook officials said that this is one step forward to protect the interest and privacy of Instagram and Facebook users. The sued Chinese companies are selling millions of fake accounts for Facebook and Instagram on their website, which is clearly against the policies of these two social media websites.
9 Xiu Network (Shenzhen) Science and Technology Company, 9 Xiu Feishu Science and Technology Company, 9 Xiufei Book Technology Co., and Home Network (Fujian) Technology Co. are the named of the four companies named in the lawsuit along with the three people related to these companies. These four companies provide the software and hardware services to increase likes, subscribe, comments and many other online activities. Not just the activities for Instagram and Facebook, these sites provide services for YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Twitter. This site used the made-up tag of “Facebook China Regional Strategic Partner” and sold thousands of Premium accounts which couldn’t be suspended according to the companies.
Fake accounts are a big problem for the company as they disabled nearly 2.1 billion fake accounts last year. This is the big step for Facebook to get rid of millions of counterfeit accounts from Facebook and Instagram platforms. But the company still has a big problem of reaching to these companies. As these companies do operate from China and Facebook do not work in China, it’s tough for them to get results. The company may not get the expected results, but they have surely scared many of the fake accounts and services selling websites with the potential legal action.