Facebook faces court in Germany over spread of fake information on Syrian migrant

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‘Legal action has been launched against Facebook in an “unprecedented” case in Germany over a complaint that the social media platform allowed the spread of fake posts about a Syrian refugee who took a selfie with Angela Merkel.

The case was launched by a lawyer in Bavaria on behalf of Anas Modamani, a 19-year-old refugee from the Syrian capital, Damascus. The hearing is scheduled for February 6.

“Anas Modamani is fighting back based on his personal rights so that no person is able to slander him or accuse him of crimes,” lawyer Chan-jo Jun of Wurzburg, Bavaria, said in a video explaining the suit posted on his office’s Facebook page on Monday.’

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