Facebook and Instagram said: "Fake, unreal accounts can be used for spam and phishing activities, false information activities, marketing fraud, advertising fraud and other large-scale, profitable fraud programs." They also said that there were false accounts on Amazon, Apple, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Governments around the world are questioning Facebook's policies. The company has begun a rigorous censorship of 2.7 billion months of users on issues such as the use of private data and the impact of harmful content. Last Friday's lawsuit involved several violations of U.S. trademark law, a way for the company to counter commercial abuse of social networks.
From January to September 2018, Facebook and Instagram used artificial intelligence technology to detect fake accounts, suspended 2.1 billion unreal accounts, and fake accounts "usually expired within a few minutes of their creation," the complaint said.
The headquarters of the Chinese companies listed as defendants are located in Longyan and Shenzhen. According to the allegations, they are both subsidiary manufacturers of electronics and hardware, as well as suppliers of software and online advertising services.
The defendant was not immediately available for comment.
Facebook is seeking a permanent court ruling banning the alleged actions and economic damage of the Chinese companies.
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