The personal finance expert Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for allowing scammers to use his name and image in fake adverts on the social network. Mr Lewis will lodge an action for defamation against the company today, arguing that as a publisher it is responsible for the false ads. The case is thought to be the first of its kind. The broadcaster said that he had been deeply upset over cases in which people had lost up to £100,000. “It’s so distressing, when all my life I have campaigned against this kind of thing,” Mr Lewis said.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Times