Facebook used children to get their parent's cash
Facebook… oh, just read it. It's unbelievable.
Oh, this is just getting ridiculous:
Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children and their parents out of money, in some cases hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and then often refused to give the money back, according to court documents unsealed tonight in response to a Reveal legal action.
Facebook encouraged game developers to let children spend money without their parents’ permission – something the social media giant called “friendly fraud” – in an effort to maximize revenues, according to a document detailing the company’s game strategy.
[via Matt Navarra in his Social Media Geek Out community]
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