Facebook files case against individuals who inflate likes and followers

Facebook filed separate lawsuits in federal court against four individuals providing services intended to artificially inflate likes and followers of Instagram accounts, a practice known as fake engagement. 

Boostgram used a network of bots to automate the delivery of likes and followers of Instagram accounts – a practice known as fake engagement. On their website, Boostgram claimed to offer users a way to “increase Instagram exposure” – Boostgram profited from their services. 
Instant-fans.com also used a network of bots and automation software to deliver fake engagement to their customers’ Instagram accounts.
In both cases, Facebook had previously sent cease and desist letters to the defendants notifying them that their activities violated Instagram’s Terms of Use, Policies, and Community Guidelines. FB is now filing suit to obtain a permanent injunction against the defendants, who have continued to violate the terms. 

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