The vast majority of people have a Facebook account, whether or not they log in or even post on it often is another story. But if you have an account in any fashion you’ll want to keep reading. The parent company of Facebook, Meta, recently settled a $725 Million lawsuit that has been tentatively approved by a judge. And if you have or have had a Facebook account, you are entitled to part of that settlement.
The lawsuit claimed that Facebook was allowing as many as 87 million users’ personal data to be shared with third parties without their consent, according to the Associated Press. Yeah, we know now that’s a big no-no. But it had been going on for years in the company. The settlement is scheduled to receive final approval this fall, but you can go ahead and file a claim for your percentage of that money now.
You can get all the info you need on the Facebook settlement or how to apply here. Or keep reading to see the answers to the main questions you probably have.