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Meta Can be Sued for ill Treatment of African Workers

A Kenyan judge ruled on Thursday that Facebook’s parent company Meta (META.O) could be sued in Kenya, after 43 moderators at its Nairobi hub last month filed a lawsuit against the group and its local partner Sama for unfair termination. “The court finds that this court has jurisdiction to determine the matter of alleged unlawful and unfair termination of employment on grounds of redundancy,” Nduma said on Thursday. The moderators in the petition – who are now 184 in number – say they were fired in retaliation for complaints about working conditions and attempts to form a union. The cases could have implications for how Meta works with content moderators globally. The U.S. giant works with thousands of moderators around the world, tasked with reviewing graphic content posted on its platform. .

SOURCE: REUTERS