facebook unfollowRevenge porn is nasty business and it seems that in several parts of the US, it has actually been banned. For those unfamiliar, revenge porn is usually where an ex-lover posts intimate photos and/or videos on the internet for the whole world to see, usually as “payback” for breaking up with them.

While there are plenty of revenge porn websites around, it seems that the last place one would expect it would be Facebook, but yet according to a recent report from TheWrap, the social networking giant has been slapped with a whopping $123 million lawsuit over a revenge porn page.

The story goes like this: a woman from Houston claims she is a victim of revenge porn when her former friend setup a fake Facebook page in her name and doctored photos of her where he placed her face on naked bodies of other women. The woman claims that she had requested Facebook to take it down, but it was only until the Houston Police Department subpoenaed Facebook did they finally take down the page.

However the woman in question felt that it was too little too late, and has since filed a lawsuit against the social network and her former friend. How did she arrive at the $123 million lawsuit? Well she was seeking damages at a rate of 10 cents for every one of Facebook’s 1.23 billion sucscribers.

According to the lawsuit, “This lawsuit is intended … to get Defendant Facebook, it’s officers, directors, management, employees and subscribers (with media attention) to stand up, take notice and pay attention to the serious privacy violations concerns involved in revenge porn situations.” Facebook has yet to respond to the lawsuit.

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