Facebook, Washington Settle Suits With Alleged ‘Likejacker’

facebook-logo-squareAdscend Media, the company accused earlier this year of running “likejacking” campaigns on Facebook, has settled separate lawsuits with both Facebook and the state of Washington.

CNET reports that the company agreed on Monday to settlement terms with Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna. In that settlement, Adscend Media agreed to stop spamming Facebook users and to pay $100,000 in attorneys fees — but they did not admit liability as part of the consent decree.

McKenna issued a statement about the settlement:

Today’s settlement puts a stop to Adscend’s ‘likejacking’ and other misleading tactics that led Facebook users to fork over personal information or buy subscription services from sites that appeared to be recommended by friends.

Facebook settled its lawsuit with Adscend Media last week. No details of that agreement are known at this time.

Adscend co-owner Fehzan Ali tells CNET that the company is “extremely satisfied with the end result.”

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Facebook: Legal | Legal: General | Social Media Marketing: Spam


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  • Pat Grady

    Internet will be a quagmire as long as this kind of settling is common… perps say: we’ve already made our money, we’re caught but won’t admit to it, we’ll pay your lawyer costs for pursuing us (we’ve banked our profits offshore far in excess of that), and we’ll stop doing it here in your jurisdiction under this company name.  Lame!

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