Myanmar activists still maintain Facebook isn’t doing enough on hate speech


Last week, a group of Myanmar civil society organisations made their voice heard about the impact Facebook had on the country.

The open letter to Mark Zuckerberg criticised “the inadequate response of the Facebook team” when it came to the spread of hate speech on the platform. 

The letter came following the Facebook CEO’s interview with Vox, in which he gave a local example of the social network’s systems stopping a harmful, sensational message from being sent through Messenger.

“People were trying to use our tools in order to incite real harm,” he told Vox’s Ezra Klein. “Now, in that case, our systems detect that that’s going on. We stop those messages from going through. But this is certainly something that we’re paying a lot of attention to.” Read more…

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