Eight employees of NSO Group an Israeli spyware company have recently sued Facebook for blocking their accounts. The company demands that the social networking giant must unblock their accounts on its platform, as well as Instagram.
The plaintiffs asked the Tel Aviv District Court to order Facebook to unblock the accounts until the issues are decided in court, Haaretz reported on Wednesday.
They alleged that Facebook violated its agreement with them by blocking the accounts arbitrarily and without notice, and without providing a reason.
The court made it clear, in two separate instances, the prohibition against Facebook’s blocking of user accounts for a violation that is not a material violation or without proof of the agreement’s violation. Facebook nevertheless overtly flouts court rulings and persists in its actions as if nothing happened, the lawsuit said.
Facebook said in a statement that it had disabled relevant accounts after attributing a sophisticated cyber-attack to NSO Group and its employees.