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Facebook Files Lawsuits To Protect Users

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The same week it was hit with criticism for allegedly compromising users’ privacy, Facebook is filing suit against three companies it’s accusing of spamming its customers.

KCBS’ Larry Magid Reports:

The spammers are accused of sending millions of messages, trying to get users to buy bogus goods. In some of the cases, users were asked to spam their friends to qualify for the offers that were being put forward.

Facebook alleges that this means these companies violated the “CAN SPAM Act” which is federal law that prohibits such practices.

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