Facebook allowed children to run up massive bills on digital games, according to newly released legal documents. The records also show that tech giant rejected recommendations to deal with what was described as "friendly fraud".
The documents, which include internal company memos, were released late on Thursday as a result of court cases from the Investigative Report Center. publication.
The complaint action is directed at the claims that Facebook deliberately whipped teenagers by allowing them to spend hundreds of dollars buying more features at games such as "Angry Birds" and "Barn Buddy."
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The notes and other records show that "the company organized a multi-year effort that spoke children who played video games in using their parents' money," according to Reveal.
For example, the figures show that a 1[ads1]5-year-old ran up to $ 6,545 while playing games on Facebook for just over two weeks.
The social network considered measures to reduce the chances of children running up on their parents' credit cards without their knowledge, according to the documents.
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A company memo says: "Friendly fraud – what that is why it is challenging and why you should not block it."
Facebook told Fox News that it was contacted by the Center for Investigative Reporting last year and voluntarily unsealed documents related to a 2012 case regarding the company's repayment policy for purchases in the app that the parents believe were misplaced by their underage children.
"We have now released several documents imposed by the court," a Facebook spokesman said in a statement sent to Fox News. "Facebook collaborates with parents and experts to provide tools for families navigating on Facebook and online. As part of this work, we routinely examine our own practices and in 2016 agreed to update our terms and provide dedicated resources for repayment. requests related to purchases made by minors on Facebook. "
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Facebook and its management are currently under strong control, meanwhile, in the context of technical giants handling of user data.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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