Facebook admits it didn’t do enough to prevent ‘offline violence’ in Myanmar
A night before the U.S. midterm elections, Facebook has dropped an independent report into the platform’s effect in Myanmar.
The report into Facebook’s impact on human rights within the country was commissioned by the social media giant, but completed by non-profit organization BSR (Business for Social Responsibility).
And it affirms what many have suspected: Facebook didn’t do enough to prevent violence and division in Myanmar.
“The report concludes that, prior to this year, we weren’t doing enough to help prevent our platform from being used to foment division and incite offline violence. We agree that we can and should do more,” Facebook’s product policy manager Alex Warofka wrote in a statement. Read more…