Call on Meta to provide reparations to the Rohingya community

A refugee community is taking on a Silicon Valley tech giant. Ethnic Rohingya groups are calling for reparations for Facebook’s role in the atrocities in Myanmar. Sign the petition calling on Meta to take responsibility now.

In 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya became refugees after fleeing extreme violence and crimes against humanity during a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar military. Facebook (owned by Meta) contributed to violence and discrimination against them by spreading and amplifying anti-Rohingya content across the platform.

However, the billion-dollar company has refused all requests from the Rohingya for providing meaningful remedy. Now, a group of Rohingya youth in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, have filed a human rights complaint against Facebook in the USA for its role in the abuses perpetrated against their community. They have asked for an investment of $1 million USD for educational projects in the refugee camp.

Meta cannot change the past, but it can help the community to move forward by providing them with the remedy they have requested, apologizing to the victims and making adequate changes to the platform to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

The Rohingya community are determined that Meta be held accountable. Showkutara, a 22-year-old living in Cox’s Bazar, says “Facebook must pay. If they do not, we will go to every court in the world. We will never give up in our struggle.”

Sign the petition and demand that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg agrees to the Rohingya community’s demand for reparations from Meta now. With your signature, we will show a collective demand for Meta to do better, starting with providing reparations to the Rohingya. With enough global pressure, we can hold Meta accountable.