One easy thing Facebook should do in Myanmar

The United Nations human rights investigator found that Facebook played a role in spreading the hate speech of Myanmar in March, encouraging racial violence that over 65,000 Rohingeye Muslims flee Myanmar's Lakin region to nearby Bangladesh . The report, arising from growing concerns about how social networks can foment violence, includes the most serious allegations to date that are incomparable to Facebook.

In light of the United Nations findings, Facebook silently delegated his research. It was released in the evening before the US midterm elections. This is because very few people will pay attention. This report, conducted by the Nonprofit Social Responsibility (BSR), is a 62-page document that provides insights into the challenges and opportunities in Facebook in Myanmar.

If there are more or less midterms, I read the report. And while I was reading more time than nonprofits, I was not able to assess the impact of Facebook on human rights, a report called the Human Rights Impact Assessment. Myanmar.

The author spoke with about 60 people in Myanmar, but did not find hate speech or harm caused by the platform. Their analysis is confined to high-level, ambiguous people. The approach to understanding the situation in Myanmar seems to be largely anecdotal, and the conclusion is the same as those who read a news story about this issue this spring.

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