A man from Staten Island recently filed a lawsuit against Facebook, asking for $500,000 for disabling his account. Mustafa Fteja claims that Facebook arbitrarily closed his account and hindered his ability to keep in touch with his family and friends across the world.
In fact, he says Facebook cut him off from the outside world. Sounds a tad dramatic considering Facebook did not cut off Fteja’s Internet access which means he could presumably still email, blog, skype, tweet, chat and connect with the “outside” world in a multitude of other ways.
Fteja claims that he tried to contact Facebook several times and no one responded to his phone calls or emails. He says his efforts went on for months, but to no avail. Although he received a generic email stating he violated the terms of Facebook, there was no specific example of how he did that.
Fteja, a Muslim man, is charging Facebook with religious discrimination. He insists his lawsuit is not for money but rather, for justice. If that is the case, it is interesting that he is demanding half a million dollars from the website. Apparently, for Fteja, that is the price of justice.