Janet Jackson’s ex sues Facebook over crypto ad scam
Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana goes after Facebook for not stopping his likeness from appearing in ads
Janet Jackson’s ex-husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the social media company of being involved in a cryptocurrency scam. According to the billionaire, Facebook was allowing fake ads with his name on it to convince people to buy crypto ads on the platform. Al Mana went to Dublin, where Facebook’s headquarters is located, to file the suit. He is claiming that an unidentified cryptocurrency firm using his image to promote itself in the Middle East is doing so without his authorization.
Al Mana’s total worth is over one billion euro and he made it clear that he doesn’t have any social media accounts and that any of the profiles that are linked to him “should not be quoted or used as a source of accurate information.” His suit claims “defamation, malicious falsehood and false advertising.” He was married to the American pop-singer and actor for five years between 2012 and 2017. This billionaire has exclusive regional rights of important brands such as Harvey Nichols, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Hermes and he is the owner of McDonald’s franchise for Qatar.
This is not the first issue rising from Bitcoin investment platforms using false testimony from other celebrities. Just recently, Kate Winslet, Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Bill Gates were the target of this fake advertisement.
These bots placed on social media platforms by cryptocurrency firms are not only on Facebook. Twitter and Google also received fire from Musk for the rise of those trolling networks. “The crypto scam level on Twitter is reaching new levels. This is not cool,” tweeted Musk. “Trolls/bots just need to be deemphasized relative to probable real people who aren’t being paid to push an agenda or scam. Google still shows bs/scam pages, they’re just several clicks away.”