When Facebook users lose access to their accounts, they often find it impossible to get in touch with the company and make their case to be reinstated. However, one Georgia man took dramatic action, suing Facebook for mistakenly banning him. And in a legal shocker, he actually won.
After the user, Jason Crawford, filed his case, he waited for a response from Facebook. However, the company ignored the lawsuit, so Crawford won by default, and a judge ruled that the social media giant owed him $50,000. However, Crawford says that the company has not yet paid the fine for “terminating his account for no valid reason,” and he has vowed to get his money.
“Every step of the way Facebook is choosing not to do the right thing,” he said. “It feels like a poke in the eye, and it feels like they’re continuing to poke in the eye. Poke the local court system in the eye. Poke me in the eye. Poke other users in the eye, and it’s time that they at least respect our legal system.”
While this is an extreme step that most users wouldn’t consider, Crawford’s actions could lay the groundwork for more frustrated people moving forward. If enough users take Facebook to court over its decisions, the company would have no choice but to respond.
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