Several advertising agencies told a California federal court that Facebook has agreed to settlement terms to resolve a putative class action alleging that the social media giant wildly overstated the average time its users spent watching paid advertisements, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The post added that the “amended complaint pointed to a 2016 story in The Wall Street Journal revealing that Facebook’s metrics had been overstated by between 60 and 80 percent. According to the plaintiffs, Facebook admitted its mistake, but actually, the problem was much larger.

“”In addition to Facebook knowing about the problem far longer than previously acknowledged, Facebook’s records also show that the impact of its miscalculation was much more severe than reported,” stated the complaint. “The average viewership metrics were not inflated by only 60%-80%; they were inflated by some 150 to 900%.”

“Facebook responded that such calculations  came from selectively used information from internal discussions and documents produced by Facebook during discovery. The Mark Zuckerberg company also argued for dismissal based on the lack of allegation that the ad agencies led by LLE One  actually saw the erroneous metrics and because of those metrics decided to spend more money on Facebook video ads.”

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