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Facebook files lawsuit against cloaked ads for COVID-19 scams – Source CNET Tech


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Facebook announced a new lawsuit Thursday against a user operating under the name LeadCloak. The suit, filed in federal court in California, alleges that LeadCloak provided ad-cloaking software designed to sneak fake news and scams related to COVID-19, cryptocurrency, diet pills and more past Facebook and Instagram’s automated ad review process.

“Cloaking is a malicious technique that impairs ad review systems by concealing the nature of the website linked to an ad,” Facebook said in a statement. “When ads are cloaked, a company’s ad review system may see a website showing an innocuous product such as a sweater, but a…

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