Dec 9, 2018

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets

Twitter's chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country. In a series of tweets, Jack Dorsey said he had travelled to northern Myanmar last month for a meditation retreat. "Writing what is effectively a free tourism advert for them at this time is reprehensible," one Twitter user wrote in response to Mr Dorsey's tweets. "Social media [is] amplifying the genocide and meanwhile, Jack Dorsey proudly tweets about the amazing silent retreat he did," one tweet reads. Mr Dorsey has not responded to the criticism, but earlier said he would track the responses to his tweets.

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