At the core of the dispute are Facebook's methods to calculate video viewing time.
"Facebook's records also show that the impact of its miscalculation was much more severe than reported", marketers allege in court papers filed in August, but only unsealed on Tuesday. For its part, Facebook only admitted it had overestimated viewing time by 60 to 80 percent.
Now, a handful of small advertisers are suing Facebook for unfair business conduct and fraud.
Facebook didn't tell advertisers and publishers about known problems with its video viewing data, effectively duping them into investing in video ads and products, a new lawsuit filed in California alleges. In the latest version of the complaint filed Tuesday, those claims were unredacted. At the time, large swaths of the complaint were blacked out, including the information forming the basis of the fraud allegations.
Facebook hid a flaw in its video-advertising metrics that overestimated viewer engagement for more than a year in an effort to entice and keep advertisers on its platform, according to a lawsuit filed by a group of advertisers. The complaint also alleges that Facebook's errors were more significant than reported in 2016. However, by discarding shorter video views, the company also arrived at higher average watch times.
Meanwhile, Facebook told the Wall Street Journal that it was "false" to suggest that the social network tried to hide the issue from advertisers.
Facebook is accused of sitting on its hands from January 2015, when it first became aware of discrepancies in its video-ad metrics, for over a year without taking any corrective action, an "unethical, unscrupulous" act likened to fraud by the lawsuit.
They add that the average "duration of video viewed" and "percentage of video viewed" metrics were "typically inflated by between 150% and 900%". "We told our customers about the error when we discovered it - and updated our help center to explain the issue", a Facebook spokeswoman said in response to the lawsuit. The engineer wrote that there "was no progress on the task for a year", and continued to report the metric for several months while using a "no PR strategy" that avoided drawing attention to the error, according to the suit.
Muncy found a hole in the left side of the infield for a go-ahead RBI single that also kncked Woodruff out of the game. By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout.
A teenage girl cried tears of joy after being greeted by the prince , while Meghan was inundated by gifts and flower bouquets. Eagle-eyed fans spotted Meghan with her mobile phone out while in Melbourne - in a rare move for a senior royal.
At that point, the policy rate would be at 3.4 percent, according to the median of Fed officials' individual forecasts. Trump was more specific Tuesday in his critique, pointing to low inflation numbers.
Tickets that won $50,000 were sold at Bob's Beer & Wine in Bellingham; Convenience Plus in Lee; and Market Basket in Tewksbury. Here are the winning numbers in the most recent drawing: 3, 57, 64, 68, 69 and the Powerball number was 15.
The shocking findings and tragic death were reported at an annual meeting on infectious diseases, Live Science reported . There are 350 cases of the non-variant disease per year on average in the United States, according to the NIH.
Last week, Facebook said a major security breach it discovered late last month had impacted the accounts of 30 million users. In July, Facebook projected weaker-than-expected revenue growth and its shares have been battered more than 25% since then.
Per USA Today , the incidence of nightmares increased 3.5 times over the normal rate, apparently due to various proteins. Happy Halloween! Burger King has unveiled its new Nightmare King burger, and it's interesting , to say the least.
The actor shared a picture of her beloved son actor Ranbir Kapoor on Instagram on Tuesday and her fans loved every bit of it. The Kapoor trio also missed out on Late Krishna Raj Kapoor's last rites because they were in NY getting Rishi treated.
Former Uber Driver Charged with Sex Assault
He is no longer allowed to work as a cab or ride-sharing driver and Uber officials say he has been removed from their platform. He allegedly changed customer destinations on the Uber app at least 11 times and sent in fake information about cleaning fees.
Kanye West records music in Uganda
We have to make MAGAzines [he laughs] ... "It would have been great if he had used his voice for the good of people in Africa". Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West gift the President of Uganda with a pair of signed white sneakers.
Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada
Canada is the second country in the world to legalize marijuana (behind Uruguay), but the laws do vary from province to province . MI and North Dakota are the only states this year deciding on the legalization of recreational marijuana this November election.
Vietnamese dissident Mother Mushroom freed, on way to US
Authorities in Vietnam have released dissident blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known by the pseudonym "Mother Mushroom". Quynh received the International Women of Courage Award in 2017, presented to her in absentia by U.S.
Barcelona willing to meet Neymar's €220m release clause
Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic were also some of Neymar's close acquaintances and he still considers Barcelona as "his club". Barcelona have reportedly indicated that they are ready to secure a reunion with Neymar in the summer.
EBay sues Amazon over alleged poaching of sellers
It says Amazon representatives abused eBay's internal email system to contact sellers - a violation of the marketplace's policies. Ebay called it an "orchestrated, coordinated, worldwide campaign" to "illegally lure eBay sellers to sell on Amazon".
IPhone XR available for pre-order from Friday
The Apple iPhone Xr will be available for pre-order this week, and local stores have unveiled their pricing for the device. The affordable iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch LCD screen with liquid Retina display and aluminium body instead of a steel one.