A class action lawsuit was filed against Meta Platforms Inc., formerly known as Facebook, by Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. The allegation allege the company did not take action in anti-Rohingya hate speech which contributed to violence. The lawsuit claims the posts were tolerated on Facebook which violated the policy of hate speech against ethnic groups. The suit was filed in California and England.
This blog is intended to provide information to the general public and to practitioners about developments that may impact Oregon class actions.
Shareholders of Facebook stock sued the social media giant alleging that Facebook made misleading claims about its use of user data, which blew up this month when its alleged relationship to a Trump-linked data firm was made public.
A proposed class action complaint filed in California federal court on December 20, 2017, alleges that T-Mobile, Amazon, and hundreds of other companies are discriminating against older workers by limiting the audience for their Facebook advertisements to only reach younger users.
In a proposed class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court recently, a California Instagram user leveled breach of contract and other claims against the company. Instagram, which allows people to add filters and effects to photos and share them easily on the Internet, was acquired by Facebook last year for $715 million.
In announcing revised terms of service last week, Instagram spurred suspicions that it would sell user photos without compensation. It also announced a mandatory arbitration clause, forcing users to waive their rights to participate in a class action lawsuit except under very limited circumstances. The current terms of service, in effect through mid-January, contain no such liability shield. Continue reading “Instagram sued in class action over change in terms”
U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in California rejected a settlement in August over Facebook’s ‘Sponsored Stories’ advertising feature, questioning why it did not award money to Facebook users for using their personal information.
Facebook, Inc. has proposed a revised $20 million settlement in a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating the rights of users through its “Sponsored Stories” advertising feature after a U.S. judge rejected an earlier accord.
A settlement in a recent Facebook class action lawsuit means users will soon have the option to back out of ads that show their pictures and name next to “sponsored” advertisements on the social networking pages of their friends. The decision comes after users claimed Facebook was using their images without first obtaining proper permission.
On May 28, 2012, seven additional securities fraud class actions were filed against Facebook. The cases were filed in New York and in California.
The complaints allege that only large institutional investors were informed of reduced revenue estimates during the roadshow. The Facebook IPO went public on May 18, 2012 at $38 per share, and only a few minutes later reached a high of $45 per share. The complaints allege that on May 22, 2012, as reports of the materially lowered revenue estimates filtered out to the public through Reuters and other media outlets, the price of Facebook shares declined to close at only $31 per share. Continue reading “Facebook faces seven more class actions”
On May 23, 2012, investors filed a federal class action against Facebook, saying the company shared crucial information with preferred investors before the company’s already contentious Initial Public Offering.
A federal judge has allowed a class action to proceed against Facebook. The complaint alleges that Facebook co-opts users as unpaid spokesmen for paid advertising and illegally profits when users sponsor products through “likes”.
The complaint alleges that Facebook violates California and federal laws with its “Sponsored Stories” feature, which uses the names, photos and other profile information of its members in sponsored advertisements. The stories are triggered when members “like” a product or service, and the plaintiffs believe they are entitled to compensation under California law. Continue reading “Court allows class action against Facebook Inc. to proceed”
Over a dozen class actions have been filed against Facebook alleging that Facebook violated the federal wiretap act when it tracked internet use by individuals with Facebook accounts even when those individuals were not logged in to Facebook.
A class-action lawsuit was filed in November in a federal court in San Francisco accusing FarmVille creator Zynga of “illegally sharing the Facebook user data of its customers with advertisers and data brokers.” The lawsuit alleges Zynga violated federal law and its contract with Facebook by sharing the user data of players on games such as FarmVille. The lawsuit seeks “monetary relief” for those affected as well as an injunction to “prevent continued privacy abuses”. Continue reading “FarmVille creator Zynga sued in class action for illegally sharing Facebook user data”