Facebook sued for $1.6 billion in Kenya for human rights violations.
Facebook, the social media giant owned by Meta, has been sued in Kenya for $1.6 billion for human rights violations. The landmark legal suit has been filed in Kenya’s High Court by Amnesty International, Global Witness, Article 19, Kenya Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Integration and Cohesion NCIC), and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). The legal action claims that Meta promoted speech that led to ethnic violence and killings in Ethiopia. This was through the utilization of an algorithm that prioritized and recommended hateful and violent content on Facebook. The petitioners seek to stop Facebook’s algorithms from recommending such content to Facebook users and compel Meta to create a Ksh. 200 billion ($1.6 billion USD) victims’ fund.