SEATTLE--Facebook and the Washington state attorney general have filed separate suits against an alleged "likejacking" firm accused of tricking users into "liking" sites that then pay the likejacker for the click referrals.
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna said this morning in a press conference at Facebook's Seattle office that he believes Adscend Media LLC--a self-described "performance-based marketing network"--has generated $20 million a year from the actions.
Neither the attorney general nor Facebook has contacted Adscend to discuss the allegations.
"They are big. They are pernicious," said Assistant Attorney General … Read more