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Facebook's Terms-Of-Service Response to Jerk.com

The horror show that is Jerk.com played computer screens from 2009-2013, according to the Federal Trade Commission's complaint. Why so long? 

 

Apparently Facebook discovered Jerk.com engaging in improper conduct sometime before March 2012, because that's when it sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jerk.com and "disabled some of its applications which violate its terms." 

 

Facebook told Benzinga: ""We take breaches of our terms seriously. We applaud the FTC and will continue to work with them as they pursue Jerk.com and others that seek to abuse people who use our service". Facebook also referred to its prior collaboration with the Washington Attorney General in going after <a href="https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-security/facebook-washington-state-ag-target-clickjackers/10150494427000766">"clickjackers" Adscend</a> as evidence of their seriousness. Indeed, Facebook sued Adscend.</p>

<p>Adscend committed "clickjacking", which messes up Facebook's users' Facebook experience. Clickjackers put an invisible "like" button on top of real like buttons. When the user clicks to like what they see, the user likes something unseen, triggering spam.</p>

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