The photo in question was used by many fake news producers for more nefarious purposes.
German politician Angela Merkel briefly visited the
A new report by BBC suggests that Modamani is now seeking an order in a German court that would require Facebook to stop the picture from being used in fake news posts and also for asking all existing fake news posts that used the image, to be deleted. The hearing of the case was started on Monday, 6 February in
Facebook had apparently deleted some of the posts; however, Modamani’s lawyers claim that it had still appeared widely elsewhere.
“We are committed to meeting our obligations under German law in relation to content which is shared by people on our platform. We have already quickly disabled access to content that has been accurately reported to us by Modamani’s legal representatives, so we do not believe that legal action here is necessary or that it is the most effective way to resolve the situation,” Facebook said in a statement.