Lawsuit accuses Meta of enabling hateful posts in Ethiopia conflict
A new lawsuit has accused Meta Platforms of enabling violent and hateful posts from Ethiopia to flourish on Facebook, inflaming the country's bloody civil war.
This is reported by Reuters.
The lawsuit, filed in Kenya on December 13, was brought by two Ethiopian researchers and Kenyan rights group the Katiba Institute. It alleges Facebook's recommendations systems amplified violent posts in Ethiopia, including several that preceded the murder of the father of one of the researchers.
The lawsuit also said the company failed to exercise reasonable care in training its algorithms to identify dangerous posts and in hiring staff to police content for the languages covered by its regional moderation hub in Nairobi.
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