Facebook filed a complaint last Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against New Jersey man Christopher Peter Tarquini, whom the social network accused of being a “recidivist” spammer behind messages that claim to direct users to pornographic images and videos of celebrities, including a fake sex tape featuring Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, Sophos’ Naked Security blog reported.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the right, of North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian and hip-hop superstar Kanye West, posted by Khloe Kardashian, Kim’s sister; as well as the photo below of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt being photo-bombed by singer and actress Selena Gomez at the MTV Video Music Awards.
If Facebook ever officially rolls out its “VIP application” for celebrities that was reported on earlier this week, perhaps those celebrities can use the app to try to crack the Facebook Weekly Highlights list the social network debuted Thursday in the Trends section of its Newsroom.
On Twitter, you can make sure that celebrities or popular people are really controlling accounts through verification checkmarks. Now the same feature is available on Facebook. The social network announced Wednesday that pages that are really run by highly followed people will come with marks of verification. Unlike the hoax uncovered Tuesday, this is legitimate.
The MTV Movie Awards on April 14 will feature the social network — and not the kind Justin Timberlake starred in. MTV will use Facebook to take viewers and fans behind the scenes of the event, as celebrities will share their experiences and users will be able to watch interviews with the stars through the site.
Selena Gomez, an 18 year old woman from New Mexico, knows she’s not the pop star with the same name. Facebook, on the other hand, thinks she’s an impersonator and has disabled her account (it has since been reactivated). It’s yet another case of mistaken identity on Facebook — a growing problem with regard to social media.