Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Contract Cheating Service Promoted by Facebook

Recently I reported a Facebook post which was promoting a contract cheating service. Facebook replied that this did not go against their "Community Standards". I asked for a review and Facebook confirmed it met their standards. However, contract cheating is prohibited by Australian law, with a penalty of up to two years gaol and $100,000 fine. The service does not have to be provided from within Australia for the law to apply. The law applies to advertising the service, as well as providing it. It would be up to a court to determine if by knowingly profiting from the promotion of such services Facebook is in breech of Australia law and if its executives should serve gaol time.

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