Facebook Can Unfriend Fake Ad Click Row, Judge Rules

By Craig Clough (November 22, 2021, 4:34 PM EST) -- A California federal judge granted Facebook an early win Friday in a suit lodged by an advertiser who claimed Facebook charged it for bogus clicks, saying "there is nothing in the record suggesting that Facebook charged plaintiff for a click by a fake account."

U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted Facebook's motion for summary judgment with prejudice, finding the claims of advertiser DotStrategy Co. did not hold up to scrutiny when the specific disclaimer language of Facebook's terms are analyzed.

A statement from Facebook about how it would handle potentially invalid clicks for an advertiser paying per click was "the crux"...

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