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Nude Facebook photos could earn her $123 million in damages

Nude Facebook photos could earn her $123 million in damages
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A woman in Houston is understandably upset after a former friend posted fake nude photos of her on Facebook, and now she's filed a lawsuit seeking $123 million from the social network.

A disgruntled former friend of the woman used Photoshop to place her head on pornographic photos from the Internet. The person then posted the photos to a fake Facebook account using the woman's name. She found out about the photos in December 2013, but says Facebook didn't take them down for months.

Facebook didn't respond to an inquiry from Texas Lawyer about the case. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook didn't take down the Photoshop jobs until mid-February, after the social networking company was contacted by Houston police.

The lawsuit says she wants to hold Facebook accountable for falsely advertising its privacy features. She is seeking $0.10 for each of  Facebook's 1.23 billion users.

That number is shocking, but it will be difficult for the woman to get anything close to that - if she gets anything at all. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects most social networks from illegal actions by users.

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Source: Ars Technica
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