In clampdown on hate speech, social media giant says it targets account owners’ behavior, rather than specific content
The report found that Facebook’s translation feature often mistranslated Burmese-language hate speech.
Bans draw mixed responses; gov’t insists it had no part in the decision and looks to dispel any misunderstanding that could harm national reconciliation.
Government urged to pressure Facebook-owned encrypted messaging service to monitor for fake news, hate speech.
Kofi Annan told Facebook that it should consider establishing a special team to respond more quickly to threats of sectarian violence in high-risk countries.
Local groups say Facebook CEO’s assurances are not sufficient, given country’s complex and unique characteristics