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Facebook Sued Over Killing Tied to Boogaloo Movement

By Rohini Kurup
Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 12:49 PM

On Jan. 6, the sister of a federal officer killed during racial justice protests in 2020 filed a wrongful death suit against Facebook’s parent company Meta, accusing the company of promoting groups that advocate violence. The lawsuit, filed in the California Superior Court for Alameda County, alleges that Facebook gave rise to the far-right extremist boogaloo movement that led Officer Dave Patrick Underwood’s killer and his accomplice to connect. The complaint claims that Facebook’s algorithms “are weighted to favor untrue, inflammatory, and divisive content that will grab and keep users’ attention.” 

You can read the complaint in Underwood v. Meta Platforms, Inc. here or below: