Facebook Begins Emailing Users Who Were Part Of Sponsored Stories Class Action

Unlike the message about a 14-year-old boy who was shot by his stepfather, messages from Facebook titled, “Legal Notice of Settlement of Class Action,” are legitimate, and are being emailed to users of the social network who were part of the class-action lawsuit involving the inclusion of users’ photos in sponsored stories.

Mashable reported that Facebook sent the email pictured below to users that it believes were part of the lawsuit, adding that those users have until May 2 to submit a claim, exclude themselves from the settlement so they can pursue individual lawsuits against Facebook, or explain to the court why they object to the settlement.

Users who submit claims will receive up to $10 from the social network, depending on how many claims are filed.

Screen grab courtesy of Mashable. Mailbox image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Blogging: Analytics, SEO, and Content

Blogging: Analytics, SEO, and ContentWork with the former marketing director at Conde Nast Digital to improve your search rankings, integrate social, and increase traffic to your blog! Starting November 5, Jim Hopkinson will teach you how to analyze KPIs, monetize your blog through ads, sponsorships, and affiliates, and leverage your blog toward a larger platform such as publishing, speaking, or consulting. Register now!