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Facebook is facing a $123 million “revenge porn” lawsuit

Revenge porn is nasty business and it seems that in several parts of the US, it has actually been banned. For those unfamiliar, revenge porn is usually where an ex-lover posts intimate photos and/or videos on the internet for the whole world to see, usually as “payback” for breaking up with them. While there are plenty of revenge porn websites around, it seems that the last place one would expect it would be Facebook, but yet according to a recent report from TheWrap, the social networking giant has been slapped with a whopping $123 million lawsuit over a revenge porn page.

Woman alleges that the company took months to deactivate a pornographic page created by a former friend using inappropriately altered images of her. A woman has filed at $123 million lawsuit against Facebook and a former friend for what has become known as “revenge porn,” according to legal documents obtained by TheWrap. After the former friend created a pornographic site using altered pictures of the woman, the suit alleges that the social media giant took months to deactivate it. Meryem Ali filed the lawsuit against Facebook and her former friend, Adeel Shah Khan, claiming that the latter created an “imposter Facebook site,” pretending to be Ali. He allegedly used “doctored and photo shopped photographs that depict the true face of Plaintiff attached to false, phony, naked body shots,” as well as at least one photograph purporting the Plaintiff to be engaged in a sex act. According to the suit, Ali was made aware of the imposter site when some of her family and friends were invited to become friends with it. She then details repeated requests to Facebook to remove the site from herself, as well as her friends and family. And yet, it allegedly took months for the company to deactivate it.

 

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