How ‘unchecked’ impacts led Facebook to contribute to Myanmar violence

How ‘unchecked’ impacts led Facebook to contribute to Myanmar violence

The final report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar chaired by Marzuki Darusman (also the chair of FIHRRST), provides a strong reminder to the business community in general of their responsibility to assess any human rights impacts linked to their operations, product and services.

The Fact-Finding report states that Facebook played a significant role in fuelling discriminatory sentiments that led to violence being perpetrated against the Rohingya people. In a blog post the social media giant stated that after reviewing the content, it wanted to prevent the spread of “hate and misinformation”, while admitting it had been too slow to react to the crisis.

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