Facebook Ordered to Release Records on Closed Myanmar Accounts

Joseph B. Hash

WASHINGTON—A federal decide purchased Fb Inc. on Wednesday to hand in excess of information related to accounts it shut down in 2018 that were connected to authorities-backed violence from the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar, as the social-media big grapples with the consequences content material on its platform has in the real planet.

The ruling, by a justice of the peace decide in Washington, criticized Fb for refusing to give the information to international locations pursuing a case from Myanmar in intercontinental court, indicating allowing for it to withhold them “would compound the tragedy that has befallen the Rohingya.”

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