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Suit claims Facebook shared private messages with marketers

CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Facebook could be in hot water after users claim the social network intercepted private messages between friends and gave information to marketers.

Two Facebook users filed the suit in California. They say the lawsuit should be given class-action status, claiming as many as 166-million users would be eligible to join.

Facebook, on the other hand, believes the allegations are without merit.