Facebook appeals to John de Mol's court case about fake advertisements, Facebook reports Friday. According to the social medium, last month's ruling leads to technical and legal questions that require the company to appeal.

In November, the Amsterdam court ruled that Facebook should remove fake ads that use the name and image of John de Mol. The court promised the social medium a penalty of 1.1 million euros if Facebook does not actively combat the advertisements.

But according to Facebook, the company cannot meet all requirements. "For example, when filtering, we also need to look at the 'landing pages' on other websites, while these are not under our control," said Facebook. "Our monitoring obligation also leads to all sorts of essential legal issues and technical challenges."