Revenge porn sites might cost Facebook $123 million — here’s why

by 4 years ago

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Revenge porn sites are a dirty but profitable business.

One woman is hoping to restore not only her dignity but get a hunk of change for her pain and suffering — she’s suing Facebook for $123 million dollars because her picture was used on fan page to promote revenge porn sites.

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.

As if it weren’t bad enough that this girl had doctored images plastered all over the FB, her former friend went one step further. Ali found out about her image on the revenge porn sites fan page because Khan sent page requests to her family and friends. What. a. dick.

Speaking of dicks, Facebook continued to be a massive penis in all this — Ali made several requests to have the page taken down and all went ignored for months.

So what are revenge porn sites?

So what are porn revenge sites? For those unaware, revenge porn sites consist of explicit material — usually photos and videos — “shared online without the consent of the pictured individual with the intent to shame or embarrass the individual. Revenge porn sites get material that’s usually uploaded by ex-wives, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends or sometimes just creative hackers.

You’re probably curious as to how Ali came to her $123 million dollar damage claim — according to court documents, the figure was reached by calculating ten cents for every one of Facebook’s 1.23 billion current subscribers.

Revenge porn sites are a shitty thing to do but then add the embarrassment of having those photos sent to friends and family, both Facebook and her former friend should pay. The dude probably has zilch, and will never pay a cent, so he’ll get off pretty easy for being a massive douche.

I’m hoping she gets every penny.

[via The Wrap]


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