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McKenna, Facebook take on social media scamming

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Jan. 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
January 26, 2012 1:31 pm

Attorney General Rob McKenna said this morning that he filed a lawsuit against spam advertising on Facebook.

The lawsuit accuses Delaware company Adscend Media of allegedly running an ad network that gets Facebook users to unknowingly spread links to friends when clicking on other content.

“As spamers adjust their tactics, we’re adjusting ours,” McKenna said at a joint press conference with Facebook, which filed its own lawsuit against the company in California.

McKenna’s lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District court in Seattle, and alleges violations of several acts against misleading messaging and business practices.

See McKenna’s press release here.

McKenna is the leading Republican candidate for governor.

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