Redress in The Times: Our MD’s take on Martin Lewis vs Facebook

Redress in The Times

The global public backlash against Facebook continues, with MoneySavingExpert.com’s Martin Lewis now entering the fray. Lewis is suing the social media giant over scam adverts using his name and image in what is thought to be the first case of its kind.

Facebook’s insistence that it is just a content platform, with no accountability over the content published to its enormous worldwide reach, faces another grilling, following a challenging year for Mark Zuckerberg’s digital juggernaut.

The 2016 US elections and the ensuing Cambridge Analytica scandal were a PR nightmare for Facebook; now having to mount a formal legal defence of their practices and policies could not have come at a worse time.

Is this just the tip of a celebrity lawsuit iceberg? How can members of the public access the same kind of justice, in cases where their own data has been abused?

Read the full story in The Times: Personal finance guru’s Facebook case could lead to flood of suits.

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