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Facebook has reached a settlement with a New Zealand company it sued earlier this year claiming it set up a website to sell fake likes, views and followers to Instagram users.

Lawyers for Facebook filed court papers Wednesday indicating that Social Media Series Limited and three individual New Zealand residents behind the website Likesocial.co have agreed to cease selling fake likes, views and followers. Although the defendants have denied that they fall under the jurisdiction of a U.S. court, they agreed to the jurisdiction for purposes of a stipulated injunction requiring them to be “immediately and permanently” barred from delivering likes, views or followers in exchange for payment from Instagram users.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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