Facebook Files Lawsuit Over Cloning of Instagram Accounts

The social network accused Ensar Sahinturk of using automation software to scrape users’ publicly visible information

Clone sites display profiles, posts and other information from Facebook or Instagram without the knowledge or consent of users andriano_cz/iStock

Facebook filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Thursday aimed at preventing the creation of clone sites.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.