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Man fined over $1 billion for sending Facebook spam

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Over a two month period, Adam Guerbuez sent more than four million spam messages to Facebook profiles, promoting marijuana and sexual enhancement drugs.

For every one of the 4,366,386 spam posts Montreal-based Guerbuez made during March and April 2008, he has been fined US $100, which – after an additional US $100 in punitive damages and exchange rate conversions – comes to a staggering CDN $1 billion fine.

Quebec Superior Court Justice Lise Fournier was damning of Guerbuez’s activities, writing:

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