Facebook’s oversight of cryptocurrency ads was not enough to satisfy a court in the Netherlands.
Dutch court Rechtbank Amsterdam issued a ruling this week saying that the social network can be required to use filter technologies to identify and take down ads linked to cryptocurrency scams, which featured the images of celebrities including media personality John de Mol, Natasha Lomas of TechCrunch reported.
de Mol filed a lawsuit against Facebook in April over the ads, according to Lomas.
A Facebook spokesperson told Lomas: “We just received the ruling and will now look at its implications.
We will consider all legal actions, including appeal.
Importantly, this ruling does not change our commitment to fighting these types of ads.