03 Apr '18, 12am

Facebook being used to 'incite real harm' in Myanmar, says Zuckerberg: Report

SINGAPORE: Acknowledging Facebook's role in fuelling anti-Rohingya propaganda in Myanmar, the social media giant's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that people had been trying to use Facebook's tools to "incite real harm" in the region. Speaking to news site Vox in an interview released on Monday (Apr 2), Mr Zuckerberg said the role of Facebook as a source of propaganda in the region is something the company is paying a lot of attention to. "The Myanmar issues have, I think, gotten a lot of focus inside the company," he told Vox as he went on to detail an incident when he was informed of "sensational messages" being spread through Facebook Messenger to incite violence on both sides of the conflict. "I remember, one Saturday morning, I got a phone call and we detected that people were trying to spread sensational messages through — it was Facebook Messenger in this case...

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