Facebook Sued By Muslim Civil Rights Group Over Hate Speech Claims

Facebook Sued By Muslim Civil Rights Group Over Hate Speech Claims


On Thursday, a Muslim civil rights group filed a lawsuit against Facebook and top executives of the company over claims made about how the social media platform removes hate speech from its site.

The lawsuit was filed by Muslim Advocates in Washington, D.C., Superior Court, according to the Associated Press. It claims that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other heads of the company “have engaged in a coordinated campaign to convince the public, elected representatives, federal officials, and non-profit leaders in the nation’s capital that Facebook is a safe product by misrepresenting that Facebook takes down or removes any content that violates Facebook’s Community Standards or other policies.”

The group’s lawsuit claims that Facebook and its senior team failed to “abide by their promises to the public, national officials, and civil rights leaders” in well-known instances that involve former president Donald Trump “or white nationalist militias.” The lawsuit says that “ordinary people are bombarded with harmful content in violation of Facebook’s

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