Facebook settles users' lawsuit for $10 million
June 17, 2012 (WLS) -- Facebook is paying $10 million to settle a lawsuit over ads it called "sponsored stories."
Facebook's service allowed companies to pay to retransmit users' activities to their friends' pages.
If a user clicked the like button for a brand, the click might appear as a "sponsored story" on friends' pages.
Some users sued arguing that Facebook used their images for commercial activity.
Facebook countered that the plaintiffs did not show they were hurt by the practice.
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