Techdirt: Hungary Has Fined Facebook For ‘Misleading Consumers’ Because It Promoted Its Service As ‘Free’

Techdirt: Hungary Has Fined Facebook For ‘Misleading Consumers’ Because It Promoted Its Service As ‘Free’. “Perhaps one of the more annoying points that people like to make when you point out that certain services are ‘free’ is for them to point out, pedantically, ‘but you pay with your data’ or some other such point. This is annoying because it’s (1) obvious and (2) not the point…. it appears that Hungary’s Competition Authority is playing this pedantic game on a larger scale and has fined Facebook approximately $4 million because it advertises its services as ‘Free and anyone can join’ on its front page.”