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Facebook Fights for Users' Privacy in Disabilities Fraud Case

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Facebook has said it's appealing a ruling by a local court requiring them to hand over account information belonging to 381 users.

The social media company says Manhattan prosecutors issued several search warrants relating to an investigation about disabilities-benefits fraud.

It disclosed the nearly year-long legal fight after the filings were unsealed this week.

Facebook says prosecutors were intruding on users' privacy.

The Manhattan District Attorney's office and a judge say the warrants were justified.

Facebook says 62 of those users were among 134 people charged in the case. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP