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A man sued Facebook for fake “Like” endorsed ads, seeks $750

Facebook has received a court notice to face against a Colarado man in his lawsuit, which says that the user hasn’t “Liked” USA Today” page on the social network it ha falsely claimed his “Like” and used in endorsed ads.

Facebook revenues increaseOn Thursday, Anthony Ditirro is the man who filed a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in San Jose against Facebook and claimed that despite not visiting the publication website (referring to USA Today) or any features, Facebook has falsely said he “Liked” the page.


The lawsuit seeks $750 for the users whose name and “likes” show up in advertisements of products they didn’t endorsed. The lawsuit also pointed that the PLAINTIFF is not against the news paper as he is not the regular reader, but against Facebook, which says that the fake “Like” endorsements in Facebook advertisements violates the state and federal laws related to the privacy and publicity rights.

Facebook responded to the lawsuit and said to defend the social network vigorously and said that compared to the recular ads, endorsed ads are more valuable.

[ Source: USA TODAY ]

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