Facebook asked for anti-Rohingya content
Facebook asked for anti-Rohingya content

When Myanmar officials called for hatred of the Rohingya, a US federal judge in the District of Columbia ordered Facebook to give the Gambian government access to deleted messages.

The order came more than a year after the company refused the Gambia data request used in the International Court of Justice in the genocide case.

The judge ordered the disclosure of account records related to Rohingya violence in Myanmar. The social media giant shut it down and dismissed its privacy arguments because it thinks it's ridiculous.

The company has admitted that the Burmese military has used its app - the country's de facto online portal - to portray the Rohingya Muslim minority as a terrorist organisation.

Posts that have since been suppressed encourage massacres, displacement and other human rights abuses.

The company provided separate information to the United Nations Independent Investigation Mechanism in Myanmar. However, he described the Gambian attorney general's request as unusually comprehensive.

The company refused to disclose the information because it would violate US law prohibiting disclosure of user communications through electronic communications services.

However, the judge said the deleted posts were not protected by law and that not sharing content would worsen the plight of the Rohingya.

Judge Zia Farooqi noted that the relevant posts on the platform were not intended to be private communications that could receive additional legal protection.

The command says: Although some pages are specifically named. But Myanmar officials' goal is their influence, and they have reached nearly 12 million fans. Being responsible and maintaining the privacy of your pages will eliminate your goal of inciting hatred among as many audiences as possible.

Facebook participated in the genocide of the Rohingya

Facebook is criticized for removing content from the public. However, he said the platform does not indicate that moving private backups could be a burden or a violation of user privacy.

"Facebook's assumptions about data protection are absurd," he said. The news site has an entire section devoted to privacy scandals in the company's history.

The company is also required to provide any legally prohibited records of its investigation into Facebook's role in the genocide.

These records can help prosecutors understand how the platform links accounts that appear to be unrelated to Myanmar government officials, including accounts that operate on the same site. The judge denied Gambia's request for an affidavit to explain the Facebook profile.

The judge criticized the company for not cooperating with the Gambian government. And the failure to provide information to investigators who seek to prosecute international crimes committed by the country against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

He said the company can now take action. I took the first step and removed the content that contributed to the genocide. However, you have not completed the next step of sharing this content.

In August 2017, more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine State in Myanmar following the military action. Refugees said the raid included massacres and rape. Human rights organizations have documented the killing of civilians and the burning of villages.

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