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Facebook Ordered to Release Records on Closed Myanmar Accounts

WASHINGTON—A federal judge requested Fb Inc. on Wednesday to hand over information associated to accounts it shut down in 2018 that were being joined to govt-backed violence versus the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar, as the social-media huge grapples with the outcomes written content on its system has in the authentic globe.

The ruling, by a magistrate judge in Washington, criticized Fb for refusing to supply the information to nations pursuing a case versus Myanmar in global court, stating permitting it to withhold them “would compound the tragedy that has befallen the Rohingya.”