Facebook’s Meta Blamed for Catastrophic Delays in Removing Threats Leading to Iraqi Historian’s Death

  • Prominent historian, Hisham al-Hashimi, was killed in 2020 after being labelled as a spy on Facebook.
  • Harmful posts targeting al-Hashimi were inconsistently removed, despite cooperation with Meta’s trusted partner, Aws al-Saadi, founder of Tech4Peace.
  • A draft report by media non-profit Internews revealed severe problems within Meta’s trusted partner network, which puts people at grave risk.
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