No matter how many stories you read on Facebook’s fuck ups in Myanmar, each new piece seems to be worse. Some incredible reporting from Reuters, which still has two reporters who are still imprisoned for their reporting in the country.
Beginning in 2013, credible sources warned Facebook that its platform may be used to foment ethnic cleansing in Mynmar—but, by 2015, FB only paid 4 Burmese speakers to review content, for a country w/7 million FB users (FB profits that year: $3.6 billion)
This report on Facebook’s bumbling response to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar is so damning.
“They were warned so many times”
‘We need to destroy their race’: found more than 1,000 examples on Facebook of posts, comments, images and videos attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims in Myanmar by
Reuters + UC Berkeley find over _1,000_ examples of hate speech against Rohingya/Myanmar Muslims still on Facebook as of last week. Calling for extermination, murder, wiping out. Includes posts created as Facebook said it was dealing with the issue
Project Honey Badger: Inside Facebook’s secretive operation to combat hate speech in Myanmar and why it is failing to do so. Read the investigation here
Devastating details in this Reuters report on how Facebook failed to stem hate speech & incitement to mass murder in Myanmar, even as the ethnic cleansing raged on
My colleagues & I spent years urging #Facebook to step up its response to #hatespeech. Now they say: “We were too slow to respond to the concerns raised by civil society, academics & other groups in #Myanmar" No kidding. #DearMark #FixFacebook v/
Must read: very important piece of investigative journalism led by that details Facebook's failure to address #hatespeech in #Myanmar despite repeated warnings.
Seriously good journalism here
‘We must fight them the way Hitler did the Jews’: found numerous posts and comments on Facebook that call the Rohingya dogs, maggots and rapists, and urge they be shot or exterminated
‘We need to destroy their race’: found more than 1,000 examples on Facebook of posts, comments, images and videos attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims in Myanmar via
A investigation lifts the lid on a secretive monitoring operation set up by Facebook to combat hate speech in Myanmar - and reveals why it is failing to do so
A day after a Reuters investigation lifted the lid on why Facebook has failed to stem hate speech in Myanmar against the Rohingya, the company has issued a statement saying it was 'too slow' to react. Here’s the investigation:
A investigation gets inside the secretive monitoring operation set up by Facebook to combat hate speech in Myanmar and reveals why it is failing to stop the problem
Facebook (and Twitter) are causing real harm in countries like Myanmar and, as they admit, they are simply not doing enough to counter hate speech. As this superb Reuters investigation shows, the failure is systematic. via
Facebook removes several Myanmar military officials from the social media site and Instagram: Read on why $FB is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar:
Great investigation into “Project Honey Badger”, $fb’s hate-speech operation for Myanmar.
A investigation by lifts the lid on a secretive monitoring operation set up by Facebook to combat hate speech in Myanmar - and reveals why it is failing to do so
Move fast and break things
Solid investigation looking at FB's secretive effort to combat hate speech in Myanmar, and why the it's failing. (HINT: "Even now, Facebook doesn’t have a single employee in the country of some 50 million people.")
Facebook is failing to stop genocidal posts in Myanmar
Reuters found more than 1,000 examples of posts and pornographic images attacking the Rohingya on Facebook. lifts the lid on Operation Honey Badger - Facebook's attempt to monitor hate speech in Myanmar out of an office tower in Kuala Lumpur
Investigation finds 1,000+ Facebook posts, comments, and media attacking Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, highlighting Facebook's woeful attempts to fix the issue ( / Reuters)
Hatebook: Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar via
Facebook: a platform that aims to organize & govern a microcosm of society — but also a company with the paramount duty of delivering returns to shareholders. As Burma has found out, FB fares far better at the latter than the former.
Shocking new report on the Rohingya genocide and Facebook's inaction. The company was warned in 2013; it hired its first Burmese speaker only in 2015. Today, content moderation systems remain woefully inadequate. #LikeWar
Must read. Why? Because it is clear that years of neglect means cleanup of these massive social platforms is nearly impossible.
This is a devastating story about Facebook's actions in Myanmar after years of repeated warnings about hate speech and incitements to violence.
Since 2013, after Myanmar deregulated its wireless industry, the price of a SIM card has dropped from $200 to $2
Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar
In Myanmar, Facebook has become a tool for dehumanizing Rohingyas. Hiring Accenture to deal with the problem has not helped the situation. Important story from .
Myanmar is engaged in racist mass murder and ethnic cleansing, enabled in part by Facebook. The company admits it's not doing enough. You can say that again
Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar
Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar. via When I reported on this topic from Yangon in June, the same headline popped into my mind: "Hatebook.” But I generally leave headline writing to the editors.
Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar via
“Hatebook” in Myanmar