Western Union (WU) filed a copyright infringement claim with Facebook to pull down a spoof comparing the price of WU's fees to bitcoin. Facebook pulled the image down, but that provided fuel as the image went rampant on Reddit.
Western Union has reportedly taken action against a bitcoin spoof of one of its ads, triggering a backlash from proponents of the digital currency. The parody in question was an image posted on the 'Bitcoin' Facebook page by bitcoin enthusiast Dave Aiello, who also placed it on Reddit. The spoof, which makes a humorous comparison between the price of sending money via Western Union and bitcoin, proved popular among Redditors, who were quick to share the image.