Facebook Keeps Failing in Myanmar  
Occurred in Myanmar on June 21, 2019, at 10:00 AM
Reported by komin via Internet on June 21, 2019, at 6:00 PM in Myanmar

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The Arakan Army’s online propaganda campaign shows the tech company hasn’t yet figured out how to tackle hate speech on its platform.In February, Facebook banned accounts connected to four armed groups that had allegedly committed violence against civilians in Myanmar. The tech company sought to prevent the groups from using its platform “to further inflame tensions on the ground.” Within days, it was clear that Facebook had failed. In the months since the ban, dozens of newly created pages that appear to support the insurgents, and the Arakan Army in particular, continue to share unambiguous propaganda.

Internal conflicts have simmered for decades in Myanmar. More than a dozen ethnic armed groups are fighting for autonomy against Myanmar’s national army, known as the Tatmadaw. The groups banned by Facebook—the Arakan Army, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, the Kachin Independence Army, and the Taang National Liberation Army—are united in a coalition, the Northern Alliance.
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