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Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar violence

The Hindu | 07/12/2021 03:00 PM | Click to read full article

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, for $150 billion over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate speech that contributed to violence.

A U.S. class-action complaint, filed in California on Monday by law firm Edelson PC and Fields PLLC, argues that the company's failures to police content and its platform's design contributed to real-world violence faced by the Rohingya community.