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Few would have guessed from Facebook’s humble beginnings in 2004 as the brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg and four Harvard classmates that 14 years later it would be mired in litigation so deep that the social network’s very future was on the line. In this Instant Insights we explore the array of lawsuits against the Silicon Valley giant, which range from testing the basic tenets of democracy to the advertisement of tattoo services.

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Facebook California class actions A giant thumbs-up button marks the entrace to the Facebook campus, located at 1601 Willow Road in Menlo Park, CA. Photo: Jason Doiy/Law.com.

A Russian organization whose accountant was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice earlier this year has sued Facebook, claiming its page was a legitimate news source that the social media company unfairly removed.

Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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