Social network Facebook has sent to us court a lawsuit against the new Zealand company and three other people, accusing them of selling services to increase the number of likes, views and subscribers in the social network Instagram. About it reported in a press release published Thursday on the website Facebook.

“Today (25 April — approx. TASS) Facebook and Instagram filed in U.S. Federal court a lawsuit against one company and three people based in New Zealand. The defendants operated a service that provided fake likes, views and followers users Instagram”, — stated in the message.

According to Facebook, the company and the person against whom the claim is directed, used to sell their services to various firms and Internet sites. The respondents were sent a written warning that they violate the terms of use Instagram, the related accounts have been temporarily locked, however, the activities of the accused have not been terminated.

“Submitting the claim, we are given to understand that such fraudulent actions are not permitted on our services”, — added in Facebook.

The Instagram app, intended for the publication of photos and videos, was launched in October 2010 and was originally intended only for mobile devices from Apple. In April 2012 the service became available to users of the Android platform. Then the company Facebook, which owns the eponymous social network, bought Instagram for $1 billion

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