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Facebook Like A Thief In The Night
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Facebook Like a Thief in the Night

Facebook user's beware of companies you like as it may come back to haunt you someday because of their new graph search.Why you want to know? Weill I recently came across an article about Facebook and how they take the liberty of recycling your likes and then use them to promote advertisements on friends' and family's pages, and the disturbing part is that these posts are invisible to you.

For example, Facebook is publically announcing that you like, per say, a brand like Levis, months or even years later after your original like. It is remarkably misleading as your preferences can change and that might not even reflect your current position.

The thing that should concern you is that those promoted posts could be offensive and even rude in nature however, more times than none, they are not. Therefore, if the post is offensive or rude there is nothing you can do about it. The harsh reality is that you could also be misconstrued by your friends' and family as a corporate stooge.

Facebook is acting like a thief in the night stealing your recycled likes only to benefit their pocketbook. The only alternative to keep Facebook from reposting this content is to "unlike" everything you have ever "liked." Does not seem fair, but needless to say, that is what will have to happen if you want put a stop to it.

Facebook in December of 2012 offered $20 million to settle a class action lawsuit resulting from users being featured in "Sponsored Stories" prior too December 2012. A deadline date of May 2, 1013 was stated to make sure all claimants could submit a claim or tell the court why they object to the proposed settlement.

The document states that if any, the dollar amount paid per claimant will ultimately depend on the number of claims along with some other factors. It is unknown as to the true amount that each claimant will receive or if any will be paid out. Furthermore, it proposes that if the number of claims makes it economically impossible to be able to pay the money in question to persons that are able to make a timely and legitimate claim that the payment will automatically be made to a not-for-profit organization.

Now that the truth has been unveiled, you should ask yourself, what else is Facebook is doing without your knowledge? You might never know, until it's to late and therefore, you should really reconsider your decisions on "liking" advertisements.


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