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.