Facebook will pay $ 10 million to users who had names used in ads

Five Facebook users who had their names used in advertisements on the social network without consent will receive $ 10 million in a deal that will end an action they have taken against the company.

According to Telegraph, last year users had their names associated with advertisements for pages they liked on the social network. Initially, the company said it found the action without merit and would review the case. Now, it has decided to enter into an agreement with the users.

A judge who assessed the case said he saw economic harm to users by using names, photos and other information used without consent. However, the $ 10 million will not go to members. The money will be donated to charity by Facebook.

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