Rohingya Sue Facebook – On Dec. 7, the BBC reported that dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and the US filed a lawsuit against Facebook. American social media He accused the Rohingya of allowing hate speech.
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They are seeking more than $150 billion in damages, alleging that Facebook’s platform promotes violence against oppressed minorities.
Around 10,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed during a military crackdown in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar in 2017.
Facebook, now known as Meta, has been accused of continuing to spread hateful and harmful false information for years.
in the UK A British law firm representing the refugees wrote to Facebook. which the BBC brought The letter alleged that
Facebook’s Algorithm Expands Hate Speech Against Rohingya Facebook has failed to invest in moderators and fact-checkers who know about the political situation in Myanmar.
Facebook has also failed to remove posts or delete comments that incite violence against the Rohingya. and failing to act appropriately and in a timely manner Despite warnings from charities and the media
part in the United States Lawyer files legal action against Facebook in San Francisco. accused of deliberately trafficking the lives of Rohingya for better market penetration in a small country in Southeast Asia
The lawyer cited the Facebook posts that appeared in the investigation by Reuters. Including a post from 2013 that said, “We must fight them the way Hitler did the Jews” (“We must fight them the way Hitler did the Jews.”).
and another post said “Pour fuel and set fire so that they can meet Allah faster.”)
Facebook has more than 20 million users in Myanmar, and for many, it is the primary and only way of receiving and sharing news.
In 2018, Facebook admitted that Not enough action has been taken to prevent inciting violence and heath against the Rohingya.
The above statement comes from an independent report commissioned by Facebook. The report stated that Facebook platform builds “A favorable environment” for the expansion of human rights violations.
The Rohingya are seen as illegal immigrants in Myanmar. and has been discriminated against by the Myanmar government and its people for decades.
In 2017, the Myanmar military ordered a violent crackdown in Rakhine State. After Rohingya militants carried out violent attacks at various police stations. thousands of lives and forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh. neighboring nations. In addition, there are widespread complaints about human rights violations. This included arbitrary killing, rape and land burning.
In 2018, the United Nations accused Facebook of It has been “delayed and ineffective” in response to such hate spread online.
Under US law Facebook is largely protected from responsibility for content posted by Facebook users. But this lawsuit argues that Myanmar law which has no such protection should be effective in the case of Facebook.
Myanmar soldiers defeat the Burmese Rohingya style. The UN was worried about the secret meeting.