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What Facebook Does (and Doesn’t) Have to Do with Ethiopia’s Ethnic Violence
A victim’s relative is among those accusing Meta in a Kenyan court of failing to adequately police incendiary speech on Facebook during Ethiopia’s civil war.
Much greater effort from the company is warranted.
But Meta’s task is hardly straightforward.
In December 2022, the son of slain Ethiopian professor Meareg Amare Abrha was among those who filed a lawsuit against Meta, the owner of Facebook.
The constitutional petition, which was filed in Kenya – home to a Meta moderating hub – alleged that the company had evinced a “woeful failure to address violence on the…