Dutch regulator intervenes to remove Facebook pages offering illegal lottery

| By Robert Fletcher
%%excerpt%% Dutch gambling regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has taken action to remove a number of Facebook pages offering illegal lottery games in the country.

KSA has worked with social media networks for a number of years to combat illegal gaming activities, with such collaborations resulting in the removal of pages offering these activities. 

However, KSA said this was the first occasion where a fake account had been deleted. A fake account is where the account cannot be traced back to a single person or organisation.

The regulator said its investigations found that the fake account in questions was being used to manage a number of pages on Facebook where illegal lotteries were being offered, while a follow-up investigation revealed there was always a different person behind the account.

At the request of KSA, Facebook agreed to remove the fake account from its platform.

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