Fortnite violated children's privacy and cheated with dark patterns
The US Federal Trade Commission and Epic Games, the company that makes Fortnite, will pay $520 million to settle allegations that it illegally collected personal information from children and deceived users into making purchases. To protect children's privacy
The FTC said the company will also pay $245 million to compensate consumers who were tricked by so-called dark patterns " into making purchases they did not intend to make.
"Epic used privacy-invasive default settings and deceptive user interfaces that misled Fortnite users, including teens and children," FTC Chair Lena Khan said in a statement.