Facebook is valiantly trying but failing to moderate hate speech in some languages

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Efforts by Facebook to moderate content in one of its fastest-growing countries has evidently not been easy.

Like what it’s doing in many other markets, the social media giant is trying to stem content deemed hateful in Myanmar. 

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The emerging market experienced a surge of new internet users in recent years, and Facebook benefited with 10 million Burmese users by 2016.

With these new users come challenges. One hot button topic, the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, has resulted in posts made insulting the minority Muslim Rohingyas. Read more…

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