Nov 6, 2018

Facebook used to 'incite offline violence' in Myanmar, says report

Facebook has said it agrees with a report that found it had failed to prevent its platform being used to "Incite offline violence" in Myanmar. The report said Facebook would have to "Get it right" before 2020 elections. "A minority of users are seeking to exploit Facebook as a platform to undermine democracy and incite offline violence." The report - which only briefly referenced the Rohingya specifically - also warned that the 2020 elections presented a serious risk of further human rights abuses and warned Facebook to prepare now for "Multiple eventualities". Facebook has already banned several Myanmar military and government figures it said had "Inflamed ethnic and religious tensions".

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