Palestinian-American sues Meta, alleging speech discrimination on platform | CNN Business

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A Palestinian-American engineer has sued the social media giant Meta, accusing his former employer of discriminating against pro-Palestinian speech on its platforms and of wrongfully firing him after he investigated the issue as part of his official duties.

The lawsuit by Ferras Hamad — a Meta engineer assigned to review Instagram content filters related to the wars in Gaza and Ukraine — claims Meta fired him because of his Palestinian background and for raising concerns about the company’s handling of a prominent Palestinian war photographer’s Instagram account.

The lawsuit highlights how divisions over

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