Earlier, Instagram dealt with an onslaught of spam posts, bogus shares, and false follow-ups.
Today Facebook has won a small win against the spammers, which owns the network. A court case has been won by the social media giant with a New Zealand company selling fake likes on the site.
The court case's aim— Social Media Series Limited— were charged with violating privacy laws by making payments in return for falsely supporting messages and profiles.
According to Twitter, the operations are expected to take in $9.4 million over its operational time. As noted by the Washington Post, the court documents outlining the case have been filed in California.
Facebook's settlement with the organization states that three people involved in the operation were banned from Facebook apps and must pay a total of $500,000.
Facebook has launched on its websites a site-wide attack on fake accounts and other fraudulent activity.
In March, he filed a lawsuit against four Chinese-based companies for selling fake likes and followers, and over 1.5 billion fake accounts were deleted last year.
It also cracked down on spam profiles and sites, but had to cope with a recent influx of Instagram sex bot posts.