Facebook Starts Sending Out Notices for Sponsored Stories Settlement

If you receive a message purporting to be from Facebook with the subject “LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION” — don’t worry, it’s legitimate. Facebook is sending proposed settlement notices to members of a class-action lawsuit against the company’s use of Sponsored Stories. Facebook’s offer of $20 million to settle the case was granted preliminary approval by the courts in December. An email detailing the reason behind the lawsuit as well as the terms of the settlement was sent to users it believes are class members of the lawsuit, “according to available records.”

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