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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Facebook users receive $15 checks after it used members' names and faces in adverts without their permission (Photos)

A group of Facebook users have received payouts from the social media giant, Facebook, for a class action lawsuit between Fraley vs Facebook on an account of the company using images belonging to people in ‘Sponsored Story ads’ without getting their permission first.
According to MailOnline, five plaintiffs claimed that the site used their image for 'Sponsored Story ads', which are created when members 'like' company pages or websites.
The suit also claimed that consent was not received by the parents of people under the age of 18, whose images were used by the giant company, for ads.

Facebook was then ordered to pay $20 million to all those who joined the suit as at May 2, 2013, when the case was been tried in court as part of settlement from the case which was filed in April 2011.

However, Facebook is said to have broken a Californian law which states that companies are forbidden from using the likeness of people in ads, without their consent. This was after in different occasion, Facebook was quoted to have vowed that its users would have more control over how their images would be used in ads, a promise which was violated when it used people’s ads without their permission.

Meanwhile, it took two years of deliberation on the lawsuit before a U.S. federal judge approved the $20 million settlement in August 2013. The case spent years in appeal court, which is why the payout took so long to reach customers. However, finally this year, all the appeals were settled, allowing payments to be released to the all plaintiffs involved.

On Monday, dozens of people posted on social media saying that they have all got $15 checks.

See some of the reactions to the payment below:









Source: Dailymail

25 comments:

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ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Ehn ehn? How do i know if my own face was used too? That's a lot of cash now o

Bonita Bislam said...

Zucky Zucky,with all the pishurs littered on my Facebook page,you couldn't use just one? Haba! Not fair lool

Anonymous said...

Is that the new way of spelling cheque?

Vivian Reginalds said...

Lindz b learning o
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Uju Phil said...

Wow... MARK Beau, you cld have used mine oh!

Chizzy Liz said...

***************************Ah no even understand sef

DonRaph said...

Facebook should never joke with their users privacy from www.donraphtech.tk

Lizzy Joseph said...

I was once given $20 by straight talk network before, I didn't bother to withdraw the peanut at all.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Good for dem. Linda take note!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Cool money 💵

Anonymous said...

Why spell Cheque as Check.

livingstone chibuike said...

u ar d boss

Eleojo Blessing said...

Hmmm

Anonymous said...

GHANIAN GIRL SHOWS HER ASSET ON WEBCAM..SEE HERE

OSINANL said...

WAOH!

Anonymous said...

Linda Checks? Na wa oo. With the English u studied in Unilag. Pls don't fall our hand. Still your fans. Success is Sexy

Iphie Abraham said...

Hmmmmmm,











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Anonymous said...

GHANIAN GIRL SHOWS HER ASSET ON WEBCAM..SEE HERE

Anonymous said...

US English is check, Mr anon

Anonymous said...

US English is CHECK, why British is cheque

Adebayo Charles #Arsenalfcshareholder said...

Lol

Baba For The Broads said...

For example, u put in 100k, u get 160k within 30 days

And 10% off anybody that registers under you

Preye Miebi said...

That's the American spelling

Lizzy Joseph said...

Linda is right, you should consult your dictionary instead

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