Demands to Facebook Set Out by Martin Lewis Ahead of Court Action

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Martin Lewis, the money guru, has revealed that he will only settle his legal action against Facebook once the social networking site would be able to meet his demands.

After a meeting with some of the senior executives of Facebook at the London offices of the tech giant, Lewis posted a video in some social media sites to say that he was “hopeful” that the situation could somehow be resolved.

In a video that he posted on Facebook and Twitter, he stated: “I don’t particularly want my day in court for the defamation lawsuit.”

He added: “I’ve clearly been defamed but I’ve always said if I won in court I would give the money away anyway and what I really want is to stop scam ads and help those people.”

Lewis said that he wanted Facebook to crack down on the scams that make use of the names of famous people to attract in some audiences and for the tech titan to help those people who were too vulnerable that led them to have been tricked by the cons.

The money guru is just one of a number of well-known faces that were used by some scammers in the many fraudulent advertisements that have appeared online.

He is suing the tech giant for defamation after the false advertisements that featured him appeared on its social media site.

Earlier today, he demanded that Facebook should establish a “proactive system” that is aimed to prevent fake ads from featuring public figures.

He stated: “If it refuses to do this to my satisfaction, I will continue to court – where I believe a judge will rightly agree that I’ve been defamed and that Facebook is a publisher of those defamatory ads.”

Lewis said that the leadership of Facebook is currently considering what can be done.