Man sues Facebook for loosing account access, receives Rs 41 lakh compensation
A US-based man reportedly sued Facebook for locking him out of his account and will receive Rs 41 lakh compensation.
A US-based man reportedly sued Facebook for locking him out of his account and has won the case. The social media company has been ordered to compensate the man with a whopping $50,000, which is around Rs 41 lakh when converted to Indian currency.
Jason Crawford, who also happens to be a lawyer, filed a lawsuit against Facebook when his account was terminated by the social media giant without proper reasoning and the tech giant also ignored him to resolve the matter.
According to report, the man said that he previously received a violation notice from the platform because of some political comments that he made. However, Facebook locked his access to his account without any good reason this time and when he tried to regain his account, but he got no response for it. Hence, he filed a case against the company.
He said it was very difficult to contact a real person for assistance related to Facebook issues. He had to go through a complicated process to report about the issue. He mentioned that he needed his account to appeal the company’s decision. However, as he was locked out of his account, he could not do so.
He was forced to take legal action after he could not find any option to resolve the matter with Facebook. He filed a complaint against Facebook in August 2022, with claims that the social media giant neglected and denied him access to his own Facebook account based on a violation of child sexual exploitation, which he says never happened.
“I just think it’s bad business practice. It’s a crappy way to treat people, he said. The man felt that he is in a never-ending loop and described the situation as “a dog chasing its tail.” Eventually, when he couldn’t find any option to resolve the matter with Facebook, he had to take legal action.
“I had, I don’t even know how you quantify it, pictures, videos, posts that come up as memories that I like to look at from time to time. You know, all that kind of stuff that I wasn’t willing to let a bunch of bullies take away from me for no reason,” Crawford said.
Moreover, even after filling the lawsuit, Facebook’s legal team did bnot respond to him. But, the company paid him full attention after the court ordered Facebook’s parent company, Meta, to pay Crawford $50,000 compensation because of the ignorance. The company finally reached out to the man to resolve the matter.
Interestingly, even after filing a lawsuit, there was no response from Facebook’s legal team. But, when the court ordered Facebook’s parent company, Meta, to pay Crawford $50,000 compensation because of the ignorance, the tech company reached out to the man to resolve the matter.
He also revealed that the motivation to go against such a big tech company in court was not monetary compensation but to hold Facebook accountable for its actions, which is a lack of transparency and inability to offer answers to users.