A US court ordered Facebook to hand over records linked to anti-Rohingya violence accounts. These were shut down in 2018 by the social media giant.
The federal court judge criticised Facebook for failing to hand over critical data to sleuths who were seeking to prosecute the country for international crimes against the Rohingya minority.
The court rebuked and rejected Facebook’s arguments of protecting privacy in its own manner.
“Facebook taking up the mantle of privacy rights is rich with irony. News sites have entire sections dedicated to Facebook’s sordid history of privacy scandals,” the US court judge said.
Although, Facebook has been reluctant to release data on violence against the Muslim minority Rohingyas. It cited a US law that bars electronic communications companies from disclosing user information.