London: Thousands of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US have sued Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion over allowing hate speech against them that later contributed to violence against the persecuted minority.
BBC quoted the refugees as accusing the Facebook on Monday for allowing “the dissemination of hateful and dangerous misinformation to continue for years”.
They have demanded $150 billion in compensation as the social media giant had promoted violence against the persecuted minority.
BBC cited the letter sent to Facebook by a British law firm representing some of the Rohingyas as accusing Facebook’s algorithms for its “amplified hate speech against the Rohingya people”.
It further stated that the social media giant has “failed to invest” in fact checkers who had knowledge about the political situation in Myanmar.
The refugees said the company has failed to take down posts or delete accounts that incited violence against the persecuted minority.
Meanwhile, the US lawyers have filed a legal complaint against the Facebook in San Francisco for it being “willing to trade the lives of the Rohingya people for better market penetration in a small country in Southeast Asia.”