The court documents claim that Christopher Peter Tarquini was behind the faked Facebook messages. Those who clicked the link in the posts were redirected to sites that allegedly paid Mr Tarquini for hits. To make matters worse, clicking led to the posts being automatically shared with users' Facebook friends. This is why we know who really wanted to see Bieber and Gomez bonk.
Facebook dubbed Tarquini, of New Jersey, a "recidivist" spammer who has spent much of the past five years crafting computer programmes that put "deceptive messages, images and links" on the site's pages. Tarquini persisted in targeting the social network even after he was told that his actions violated Facebook's terms.
Facebook said it had a confession from Tarquini that he had written the program that took over accounts and posted faked links. Tarquini has yet to file any legal response to Facebook's claims.