Yes, If you’re sending a message to a random person on Facebook, they’ll charge you $1 to skip the spam filter and actually have the email delivered into the inbox. But if the recipient has a lot of followers, Facebook will charge you $100.
Facebook says they’re just testing the service to see if they can get away with it.
No, the recipient doesn’t get a penny. The recipient gets the spam and Facebook/Zuckerberg gets the money.
Seems every month they discover new ways to piss off their user-base, but I honestly believe that 99% of that user-base is unaware of what’s going on.
Yes, it’s long been known: Facebook makes money off of you.
But a report in the Wall Street Journal has raised new privacy concerns, suggesting the social network is going even farther to provide users’ personal information to its advertisers. According to the newspaper report, Facebook is “selling access to its users” by allowing advertisers to target ads based on users’ email addresses and phone numbers.