Facebook In Argentina Fined Over Fake Profiles
Facebook Argentina was ordered to pay nearly USD177K for failing to comply with an order to delete insulting fake profiles of the plaintiff. The plaintiff, a fireman from Rosario city (Santa Fe province) called on Facebook since April 2013, to delete fake profiles by people who wrote insults related to a labour dispute.
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The FTC claimed that JDI dating and its owner William Mark Thomas misrepresented their fake members to lure consumers to pay for memberships. Called "virtual cupids," fake profiles were indicated by a small “v” encircled by a “C” and observed within the profile. The FTC viewed the icon as difficult to both see and understand