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Millions of Facebook users eligible for share in settlement

If you got an email saying you're part of a class action lawsuit against Facebook, it's not a scam. 

Forbes reported that millions of Facebook users are eligible for a small share of a class action settlement against the company.
 
The lawsuit stems from Facebook's placing of users in "sponsored story" ads based on things they "liked." Things users "liked" were often taken out of context. 
 
Facebook settled the case for $20 million. 
 
Because of the number of users affected, the highest payout is $10.

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