In Re Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation


Facebook has put a sharing restriction on is for Facebook users who used the platform from April 22, 2010 and September 26, 2011 "who visited non-Facebook websites that displayed the Facebook Like button," and helps them receive a class-action settlement. "The lawsuit is known as In Re Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation, Case No. 5:12-MD-02314-EJD (N.D. California)," the platform explains. "Defendant denies that it violated any law but has agreed to the Settlement to avoid the costs and risks associated with continuing this case." Users who attempt to share links to the website are met with a restriction warning that reads "Posts that look like spam according to our Community Guidelines are blocked on Facebook and can't be edited." Users who try to send links to the site through Facebook Messenger are met with a similar message claiming that the app "couldn't send" the message. It is unclear when Facebook's sharing restrictions on the site began.