A Peruvian judge admitted this Wednesday a lawsuit by a lawyer against the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, who claims compensation of $ 300,000 for having suspended his account on this social network for 30 days after spreading unconfirmed information about the covid- 19.
Judge Lila Fuentes, of the Fourth Civil Court of the Superior Court of Justice of Piura, northern region of Peru, summoned the plaintiff attorney Juan Mejía already Zuckerberg for a teleconference hearing at celebrate on June 17, 2022 through the platform Google Meet, direct competition from Facebook.
Mejía maintains in his claim that His right to freedom of expression was violated when Facebook left him unable to interact for a month on this social network for having violated its rules , by sharing a story of controversial content and doubtful veracity about the origin of the covid-19 pandemic.
In the May 13, 2021 publication that gave rise to this lawsuit, Mejía stated that the coronavirus causing the health emergency of covid-19 had been created in a laboratory in China to damage the economies of the world and that this country should take responsibility for the millions of deaths globally.
Thus, Judge Fuentes ordered that Zuckerberg be notified through diplomatic channels and gave him an initial period of ten days to present his defense arguments in writing.
This lawsuit was initially rejected by a judge in July 2021 because Mejía did not present his complaint translated into English., for which he was given a period of ten days to correct the observation and re-evaluate the brief, which was finally admitted for processing this Wednesday.