Sometimes making money is as easy as taking candy from a baby, or in Facebook’s case, it’s like taking money from unknowing kids through apps like Rovio’s Angry Birds and Zynga’s PetVille. Rather than correcting the problem with some quick fixes, the morally-driven Facebook team turned a blind eye to the youngsters using their parents’ credit cards and focused on the revenue instead.
According to newly unsealed court documents, Facebook’s was aware of children blindly throwing away their parent’s money on Facebook-connected games, thought of a solution, but then decided to do nothing because it would slow down revenue.
The documents stem from a class action lawsuit and were first reported on by investigative news site Reveal. Looking through over 135 pages including internal Facebook memos from 2010 through 2014, Reveal‘s reporting shows that the company actively chose not to help parents in either stopping their children’s spending on misleading purchases or getting their money back.
David Grossman, Staff Writer for PopularMechanics.com
With some purchases ranging from $3,000 all the way to $6,500, Facebook is letting their true colors show through, and they’re uglier than a Kardashian on the red carpet. PopularMechanics.com breaks down the whole story here.