By Brian SnyderPublished Mar 07, 2018 05:19:20Facebook paid $10 to a copywriting agency for a post on Instagram that has since gone viral, and it’s getting a boost in traffic and revenue for a company that’s also the target of a new class-action lawsuit.
In the first case, filed in a U.S. District Court in California, two people accused Facebook of breaching their privacy when it paid $5.25 for a fake Instagram post that used the word “jesus.”
The post, called “God is real,” appeared in the account of a person named Josh who posted photos of a group of women in the New Testament.
The Instagram post has since been shared more than 14,000 times.
The second case, brought by two other people, alleges Facebook violated their privacy by using their account to make money.
The Facebook account of one of the women who claimed to be the woman in the photo was linked to her personal Facebook account and used her real name, as well as her real photo, and the photo used in the Instagram post was not authentic, according to court documents.
Facebook says the Instagram photo is a fake.
The case against Facebook was brought in December by the nonprofit Privacy International, which filed the complaint on behalf of a New Jersey woman who claimed she was the woman featured in the post.
Privacy International claims that Facebook paid $2,500 for the account used in “God Is Real,” which was shared more that 20,000 time in January, January of this year, and has since gained more than 15,000 likes.
Privacy International is asking for $1 million in damages.
Facebook has not commented on the case.
Facebook has faced criticism for using its massive advertising network to pay people to share posts and photos that it doesn’t own.
The company has faced numerous lawsuits over its practice.
It’s a practice that has drawn criticism from civil libertarians and other privacy advocates, who say it has been used to pay for fake news and other dubious content.