Company Behind Fortnite Pays $ 520 Million to Protect Young Gamers Better

Company Behind Fortnite Pays $ 520 Million to Protect Young Gamers Better

The American company Epic Games, which developed the video game Fortnite, will pay a fine of $ 520 million after allegations that it violated the privacy protection law for minors.

The American market watchdog Federal Trade Commission (FTC), announced this on Monday.

According to FTC, the company would have used so-called “dark patterns”, which are tricks in the design of the game, to make customers unconsciously make purchases.

The fine was divided into violation of privacy ($ 275 million) and using “dark patterns” ($ 245 million). The latter is the largest fine ever for a video game in the US.

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