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Facebook Might Send You $5 Check, Here Is Why

By Monica U Santos , Nov 24, 2016 05:45 AM EST
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Facebook is sending out checks to users as part of lawsuit settlement. The California court granted Facebook a $20 million settlement in August. That means anyone who appeared in unsanctioned promotional materials is eligible for a $15 payout—that is, if they submitted a claim by May 2, 2013.

Facebook Might Send You $5 Check, Here Is Why

Accoding to a news from Hello Giggles, Facebook is trying to smooth things over with its users after it was caught using photos without their permission — if you were affected, you may receive a $15 check in the mail from Facebook.

As recorded, 1.8 billion have received a check, according to Thrillist. Thrillist states, “The check, which is anything but another viral hoax, is marked with the return address of “Fraley v. Facebook Inc.” So, yes it’s real. And yes, it’s Facebook’s way of saying “sorry.”

The Fraley vs. Facebook lawsuit not only resulted in the payout, but it also gave users more control over how their photos were used in promotional material. It may have also led to the complete demise of Sponsored Stories, which were shelved by the social network earlier in 2013.

Proof Of The Checks From The Recipients

The payments were slated for distribution by November 17, and recipients have already started sharing photos of their bounty. Here are some of the proofs!

As viewed by Digital Trends, the Fraley vs. Facebook lawsuit not only resulted in the payout, but it also gave users more control over how their photos were used in promotional material. It may have also led to the complete demise of Sponsored Stories, which were shelved by the social network earlier in 2013.

 

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