Meta faces stern test in Australia over ‘strange and unfortunate’ tactics in lawsuit
Facebook's parent company Meta (NASDAQ: Meta) firmly tried to suppress important documents in the case of the Australian Association of Market Competitors and Users (ACCC). However, after a federal court presiding judge posted on the countermeasures used by this technology industry enterprise, this diligence met with obstacles.
Since the beginning of 2022, Facebook has been suspected of being involved in the case of the regulatory authorities because it could not legally ban the digital asset advertising that was proved to be fraudulent. This kind of advertisement is displayed to the consumers of the service platform, and is characterized by the faces of well-known figures such as Andrew Forrest, David Koch and Dick Smith, the richest people in Australia.
Andrew Forrest mentioned the individual criminal case to Meta in the Western Australian Social Security Court. The crime was "unable to stop the image digital currency investment fraud using his name". Although the case is heard in two different courts, the essential problem is still the same. Meta stipulated that the court should revoke the document accusing the enterprise of profiting from fraud and "using consumers' recognition of public figures who are stars in advertisements"
Meta claims that if this document is published, it will seriously affect the idea of the jurors in the Forrest case. The company also claimed that ACCC had used "infectious language", which may cause a wave of anger towards social network giants.
Meta once doubted the territorial jurisdiction of the federal government court over this matter, and David Yates, the presiding judge, accused the company of "weird" countermeasures. Yates added that the view of territorial jurisdiction had formed doubts about the view that Meta did not issue documents.
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Although Yates only prohibits the disclosure of lawyers' statements, Mehta's lawyers have made a new application to the court. It is estimated that the court will make a decision on the handling within a few months, so Meta can get several months, and the document remains confidential.
Meta spokesman said: "The court is required to consider the suspension of this case, and Meta has accepted the court's case in another case, and the court said it would allow it.". "Because the case has been heard by the federal government court, we cannot discuss all the key points, but we are prepared to defend the claim."
Digital asset advertising has always been a hot topic in several jurisdictions around the world. In the UK, the Advertising Standards Management Office has implemented a positive attitude towards service providers. Advertisers were warned many times because they were unable to warn users about the risks of digital assets.