Facebook accused of undermining international aid efforts in Burma because it spreads fake news (FB)

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Rohingya Refugee WomenREUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Facebook was accused by British politicians of undermining international aid efforts in Burma/Myanmar.
That’s because of Facebook’s role in spreading fake news about the persecuted Rohingya group, which has been targeted for ethnic cleansing over the last year.
UK MPs said Facebook’s “Free Basics” internet service, which is popular in Burma, was “deeply unethical.”

 

LONDON— Facebook has been accused of undermining international aid efforts in Burma (sometimes also called Myanmar), because of its role in spreading hate speech and misinformation.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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