The way Facebook has treated terrified South African teen is ‘absolutely despicable’

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29 July 2020, Dispatch Live, Tania Broughton

William Bird, of Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), said while he understood Facebook Inc’s duty to keep subscriber information confidential, its stance in this matter was “absolutely despicable”.

Bird was reacting to recent news that the 13-year-old, supported by her parents and lawyers, had been forced to take action in the Johannesburg high court to serve her urgent court application on Facebook Inc in an attempt to force it to provide her with the name of the user who repeatedly threatened on Instagram to rape and murder her.

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