Palestinian-American engineer accuses Meta of firing him over Gaza content

Palestinian-American engineer accuses Meta of firing him over Gaza content

Ferras Hamad claims in lawsuit that Meta fired him for trying to fix bugs causing the suppression of Palestinians’ Instagram posts

A former Meta engineer on Tuesday accused the company of discrimination in its handling of content related to the war in Gaza, claiming in a lawsuit that Meta fired him for trying to help fix bugs causing the suppression of Palestinian Instagram posts.

Ferras Hamad, a Palestinian-American engineer who had been on Meta’s machine learning team since 2021, sued the social media giant in a California state court for discrimination, wrongful termination and other wrongdoing over his February dismissal.

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