Judge orders Facebook to hand over Myanmar officials’ hate posts for genocide case

judge orders facebook to hand over myanmar officials’ hate posts for genocide case


A District of Columbia judge ordered Facebook to let the Gambia government access deleted posts where Myanmar officials promoted hate against the Rohingya people. The order comes more than a year after Facebook rejected a request for the data — which Gambia seeks to use in a genocide case before the International Court of Justice.

Facebook has acknowledged that Myanmar’s military used its app — the country’s de facto portal to the internet — to portray the Rohingya Muslim minority as a terrorist group. Their now-deleted posts encouraged mass murder, displacement, and other human rights abuses. Facebook has provided information separately to the United Nations Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, but it called Gambian…

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