Mar 13, 2018

UN: Facebook has turned into a beast in Myanmar

UN investigators have accused Facebook of playing a "Determining role" in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. "We take this incredibly seriously and have worked with experts in Myanmar for several years to develop safety resources and counter-speech campaigns," a Facebook spokeswoman told the BBC. "This work includes a dedicated Safety Page for Myanmar, a locally illustrated version of our Community Standards, and regular training sessions for civil society and local community groups across the country." "As far as the Myanmar situation is concerned, social media is Facebook and Facebook is social media." "I'm afraid that Facebook has now turned into a beast, and not what it originally intended." The government of Myanmar has previously said the UN needs to provide "Clear evidence" to support allegations of crimes against Rohingya.

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