Facebook admitted they were too slow to prevent hate speech in Myanmar

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Social media giant Facebook finally banned 20 organizations and individuals in Myanmar, including the Commander of the military, using their services. Facebook also recognizes if they are too sluggish to prevent the spread of hate speech in Burma, which led to violence against Rohingya Muslim citizens. In a statement, Facebook said they impose restrictions after the United Nations found evidence the individuals and organizations in Myanmar committing rights abuses in the country.

 "We want to prevent them from using our services in order to aggravate ethnic tensions and religion, " says Facebook, as reported by the CNN page.

Facebook said the ban was valid also for Myanmar's military commander General Min Aung Hlaing and military television network. More than 700 thousand Rohingya Muslims flee their homes due to the violence of the military since August last year.

U.N. investigators last March says social media Facebook used to trigger violence and spreading hatred against the minority ethnic Rohingya Muslims. Facebook, said U.N. investigators be  "malignant tools ".

A fact-finding mission of the UN team yesterday issued a report that called on Myanmar's military leaders under investigation on charges of mass murder or genocide, crimes against humanity and war. The report contains a series of reports of killings, torture, rape against Muslim Rohingya. Myanmar's military is often denied all the accusations.


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