Facebook settles ad privacy lawsuit

O'Reilly, Lara
June 2012
Marketing Week (Online Edition);6/18/2012, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports that social media network, Facebook has agreed to pay 10 million U.S. dollars to charity as part of a settlement for a class action lawsuit. Five users have alleged that Facebook violated user privacy with its sponsored stories advertisement format. They claimed that Facebook violated California's law by advertising when they had liked certain brands, not giving them option to opt out with the advertisement appearing as a sponsored story.


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