In April 2021, Muslim Advocates, Gupta Wessler PLLC and University of Chicago Law Professor Aziz Z. Huq filed a lawsuit in the District of Columbia Superior Court alleging that over the past three years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and other Facebook executives have violated the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act by falsely testifying to Congress and falsely promising national civil rights leaders that when the company learns of content that violates its standards or policies, that content is taken down. Instead, Facebook routinely fails to remove or take down such content.
Under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act, it is illegal for a company to make material misrepresentations about a good or service in the District of Columbia. This lawsuit alleges that Facebook’s executives have repeatedly done this by falsely telling Congress that the company takes down all content that violates its standards and policies when Facebook learns about such content.
- Date filed: April 8, 2021
- Court: D.C. Superior Court
- Co-Counsel: Gupta Wessler PLLC, Aziz Z. Huq