Satoshi Mines
Satoshi Mines

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna (center) speaks at a press conference announcing legal action against Adscend Media at Facebook’s Seattle office while Assistant Attorney General Paula Selis (left) and Facebook General Counsel Ted Ullyot listen. Well it looks like Adscend Media might be in a bit of trouble. According to recent news, they have been allegedly earning over $20 million a year via a nifty Facebook scam. Strangely enough, they might not have even been aware of it.

Apparently, all those viral videos we saw our single digit IQ Facebook friends sharing linked directly to an advertiser’s splash page where Adscend received a commission for every unique visitor. All visitors were unknowingly redirected from their intended destination without consent.

With all this in mind I can’t say I’m too surprised, what with Facebook...

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