According to a rough estimation names and photos of about 150 million Facebook users have been used in disclosing stories. The social networking website Facebook will pay 20 million dollars to its 6,14,000 users for publishing their personal details without their consent.
The details of these people came to view via a poster on Fb’s website last year. Their photos and names have been used in revealing stories yet only those will be payed who had answered the email being sent to them in this regard. On the other hand Facebook has not said anything regarding the request by BBC. A court of America has approved these payments.
The Fb users claimed that their names and photos were being used for promotion of products under the project of disclosing stories and they are not being payed back in return. Thats why Fb has to take this step.
An American Judge Richard Borg has accepted this fact that payment of 15 dollars per user is comparatively very less amount, however, he said that their is not any proof against Facebook that says that it has broken any rule. According to him the people using Fb have yet not proved this that they are affected by this.
The court has declared that according to a vague estimation this website has gained a profit of 73 million dollars by publishing the details of its users via this project.