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7 Dec 2021

The refugees suing Facebook for $150bn

Correspondent

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have launched a class action against Facebook, accusing them of failing to take action against hate speech which contributed to violence.

The $150 billion lawsuit was filed in California while British lawyers submitted a legal challenge in London at the same time.

Facebook has not commented on the case so far, but previously it admitted being too slow to prevent misinformation and hate in Myanmar – saying it has now taken steps to crack down.

Warning: There is offensive language in this report.