Facebook Sued Over False 'Likes' For Ads

By Kat Greene (January 9, 2014, 8:44 PM EST) -- A group of Facebook users on Thursday launched a putative class action in California federal court against the social networking company, alleging the site was falsely promoting advertisers' pages to users as having been "liked" by friends.

Anthony DiTirro seeks to represent a class of Facebook users whose friends were told they "liked" an advertiser's page they hadn't liked or promoted at all, according to the suit.

In November, DiTirro's friend told him he'd seen on Facebook that DiTirro "liked" USA Today Inc., a news outlet's public advertising page, according to the suit. DiTirro says he has nothing against USA Today,...

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