Photo by ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

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…

Continue reading…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.