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Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg sued over anti-Muslim hate speech, violence

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Civil rights group Muslim Advocates is suing Facebook and top executives, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, alleging the company misled the public about how safe its social media platforms are.

The complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Washington, D.C., argues that Facebook dupes lawmakers, civil rights groups and the public at large when it makes broad claims that it removes content that spews hate or incites violence and yet does not.

“This failure has amplified the volume of anti-Muslim hate bombarding Facebook users. And the anti-Muslim hate that’s pervasive on Facebook presents an enormous problem – both online and in real life,” according to the lawsuit, which cites repeated comments made by former President Donald Trump and the role a militia group allegedly playedin inciting a double murder in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.

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