13 March 2010

UK - Facebook threatens to sue Daily Mail

Facebook has threatened to sue the Daily Mail for damages after the paper wrongly claimed that 14-year-old girls who create a profile on the social networking site could be approached "within seconds" by older men who "wanted to perform a sex act" in front of them. The paper apologised in print and online for the error, which the author of the piece, Mark Williams-Thomas, insisted had been introduced at the paper despite being told it was wrong. Williams-Thomas insists that he was not using Facebook but had been using another, unspecified social network.