Suit Claims Facebook Sells Users’ Private Messages to Advertisers
Facebook is being sued for allegedly selling users’ private messages to advertisers for a profit.
The class action lawsuit alleges that Facebook is scanning messages that include URLs and then selling the data.
Facebook says the claims are without merit.
Panitch argued that nothing is private on Facebook.
“Facebook in and of itself was originally made up for people to get together, not to sell anything,” Tsombanakis said. She added that she’s outraged to know that the company may be using her personal information.
Watch the video above to hear the heated debate.