Refugee Suing Facebook over Fake News

Refugee Suing Facebook over Fake News

 Date Obtained: 2/6/17  Website: washingtonpost.com  Source: Getty Images

Date Obtained: 2/6/17

Website: washingtonpost.com

Source: Getty Images

A Syrian refugee living in Germany has filed suit against Facebook over the use of his image in association with several fake news articles. Anas Modamani’s 2015 selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been used in several posts about terrorism including news stories about the attacks in Brussels and Berlin. With incidents of fake news on the rise in the United States, Germans have been on edge about monitoring false reporting on social media sites such as Facebook with the possibility of punishments for sites that fail to respond to reports within 24 hours being discussed among leaders. Modamani’s case is expected to be decided early next month.

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