Groups in Myanmar fire back at Zuckerberg

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So Mark Zuckerberg was called out for claiming that Facebook's AI system is helping detect and prevent hate speech in Myanmar. It isn't. He apologized in a response, but that was also deemed "insufficient" by a civil social group that is helping Facebook on the ground in Myanmar, where it has no office. Facebook has talked about prioritizing user safety over profit as it helped reduce engagement on Timeline. That same users-over-profit approach could be applied to tough countries like Myanmar, where Facebook is widely seen to be part of the problem when it comes to racial tension and a local office and more engagement seems like a minimal step.

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