Activists In Myanmar Say Facebook Needs To Do More To Quell Hate Speech

Jes Petersen, CEO of Phandeeyar, a Yangon-based tech hub, speaks to visiting U.S. government officials and civil society activists. Phandeeyar is one of several groups that have pressed Facebook to moderate its Burmese-language content to prevent hate speech.

“The risk of Facebook content sparking open violence is arguably nowhere higher right now than in Myanmar,” six Myanmar organizations wrote in an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in April.

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Source: NPR