This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the forced closure of a temporary Islamic prayer site in Yangon by a crowd of Buddhist nationalists.
Gnanasara, accused and stirring up violence against Muslims and Christians, signed a pact with U Wirathu in 2014 to counter regional conversion efforts by Islamists.
Ministry of Religious Affairs scrutinizes U Wirathu’s recent remarks insulting Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for possible legal violations.
Facebook’s rules, which bar users from posting offensive material, hate speech and celebrations of violence, were translated in only 41 languages out of the 111 supported.
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.