The report found that Facebook’s translation feature often mistranslated Burmese-language hate speech.
A Union Solidarity and Development Party lawmaker says Facebook’s actions insult “the dignity of the Tatmadaw and sovereignty of the country”.
Following the relaxing of a ban on political activities, General Chalermchai Sitthisart warns that social media may be used to spread fake news in the run up to the election.
Less than 48 hours after he was ejected from Facebook, Sen-Gen. Min Aung Hlaing has 2,000 followers on Russia’s VKontakte platform.
Facebook shut down the account just hours after the release of a UNHRC report calling for military leaders to be investigated for crimes against humanity.
The company is hiring Burmese-speaking monitors and using automatic detection tools but still largely relies on individual users to report hate speech.
Social media giant to work with civil society groups to stop fear mongering
The Irrawaddy's analysis of social media comments about the state counselor on her birthday shows strong support overall, but less in ethnic minority areas and abroad.
Government urged to pressure Facebook-owned encrypted messaging service to monitor for fake news, hate speech.
Facebook admits data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, which has come under scrutiny from US intelligence agencies on security concerns.
Local groups say Facebook CEO’s assurances are not sufficient, given country’s complex and unique characteristics
On social media and in streets, groups stress need to overcome local norms that tolerate harassment, domestic violence
Transportation and Communications Ministry concerned about spread of disinformation on Facebook; vows privacy rights will be upheld
MPs say increased monitoring will tackle fabricated reports and hate speech.