Facebook pays $ 20 million to end lawsuit

A federal judge in the United States gave the preliminary endorsement for a Facebook deal with a group of users of the social network who were suing her for privacy for $ 20 million.

The joint action related to the “Sponsored Stories” feature, which means that when a user gives a ‘Like’ to any page, it appears on your friends’ timeline as advertising. Users complain that this feature turns them into spokespersons for a brand without their permission.

If the agreement is actually approved, each of the users participating in the process will receive a slice of US $ 10 of the total. In addition, Facebook would have pledged to allow people to choose not to participate in this type of advertising.

According to the Mashable, Judge Richard Seeborg, who has already denied a previous offer from Facebook, says the new deal appears to be the result of serious negotiations.

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