Facebook Hit With $150B US Suit, UK Claims Over Myanmar

By Bonnie Eslinger (December 6, 2021, 7:53 PM GMT) -- Facebook is facing claims totaling more than $150 billion in the U.S. and England accusing the social media giant of enabling genocide against the Rohingya, lawyers for Myanmar's Muslim minority announced on Monday.

Lawyers for members of the Muslim Rohingya minority, who were forced to flee Myanmar, have said that Facebook "allowed toxic hatred and ethnic cleansing to be deployed at will by the Myanmar regime." (AP Photo/Saleh Noman) The coordinated actions contend that negligence by Facebook "encouraged and facilitated the genocide carried out by the Myanmar regime and its extremist supporters against the Rohingya people," according to the legal teams...

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