Facebook Sues Software Company For Running Deceptive COVID-19 Ads
Tech Titan Facebook has filed a lawsuit against a software company for running deceptive ads about coronavirus containing false information on social media.
The complaint charges that Basant Gajjar’s LeadCloak company has produced ad-cloaking tools intended to sneak out fake news and fraud relating to COVID-19, cryptocurrencies, diet drugs, and more through the automatic advertisement screening mechanism of Facebook and Instagram.
Crack on disinformation.
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, lawmakers and other critics argued that Facebook and its social-networking peers were not doing enough to remove harmful and misleading content from their platforms.
But the corporate has been cracking down on companies that sought to push ads with malware on its platform
In LeadCloak’s case, the firm claims that it would not only prosecute Gajjar but also ensure that it takes measures against LeadCloak, such as deleting accounts using its program.