Bloomberg Law
Dec. 6, 2021, 9:33 PM

Facebook Hate Speech Lawsuit Should Be Heard, D.C. Tells Court

Maria Curi
Maria Curi

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed an amicus brief Monday in support of a civil rights organization’s lawsuit against Meta Platforms Inc.‘s Facebook for allegedly making false claims it has removed hate speech from its platform.

Muslim Advocates’ lawsuit should move forward to ensure technology platforms are not granted sweeping immunity from state consumer protection laws, the brief filed at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia states.

Muslim Advocates in April 2021 filed the lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly violating D.C.'s consumer protection laws. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives failed to uphold the company’s policies ...