If you’re one of the billions of people who use social media app Facebook regularly, you may be eligible to receive a payment in a high-profile settlement announced this month. Meta (formerly known as Facebook) agreed to pay $90 million to settle claims alleging it was unlawfully tracking users on non-Facebook websites.

Plaintiffs claim that Facebook used its “like” button feature on websites not associated with the social media platform to use cookies to identify users on external sites. Allegedly, Facebook was able to illegally track web users’ activity across the internet.

The class action states that users’ privacy rights were violated and that the company violated the Federal Wiretap Act. Meta has refused to admit any wrongdoing but agreed to pay $90 million to settle the litigation.

Class members are individuals who used Facebook in the United States and visited non-Facebook websites displaying “like” buttons between April 22, 2010, and September 26, 2011.

Meta is being required via the settlement to sequester and delete cookie data from April 22, 2010, and Sept. 26, 2011, that may be used to identify specific users.

Exact payments for claim members will vary depending on how many class members join the action. Learn more about the settlement details here. The deadline to submit a claim is September 22, 2022.
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