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Facebook Must Act On Anti-Rohingya Hate Speech: UN Free Speech Chief

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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A Rohingya girl carries a child and rests at the Palangkhali refugee camp on Wednesday in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury / Associated Press

 

BANGKOK — Facebook should police the kind of hate speech and disinformation fanning the flames of conflict in Myanmar, the UN’s special rapporteur on free expression said.

 

At a time when Facebook and other internet giants are facing calls to police their content against fake news and hate speech, David Kaye said in an interview Wednesday that Myanmar’s dominant social media platform should dedicate resources to prevent it from being used to incite violence.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/10/06/facebook-must-act-anti-rohingya-hate-speech-un-free-speech-chief/

 
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something like the middle east problem.did the go to their rich neighbours when it started.they did not want them for love or money. either and refused them. similar problem in burma too.bangladesh had no choice but had to accept them  even if they don,t want them in their country

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The Free Speech Chief has discovered that you can stifle 'free-speech' by labelling any argument that is counter to the narrative you wish to promote as 'hate speech.'  

The issues in Rakhine are complicated.  The pop narrative is simplistic.  Simplistic narratives are easy to consume, but then to leave out the details that affect all sides of an issue.  The UN chief has basically said that all other facts that don't support the simplistic narrative are 'hate speech' that needs to be censored.  Sorry, but that is the antithesis of 'free speech.'  

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On 10/6/2017 at 4:56 AM, Orton Rd said:

Facts are not hate speech. Fact is nobody wants them even Bangladesh, can't imagine why  :shock1:

The fact that their coordinated attacks on a dozen police stations, killing many Burmese and igniting the actions by the Burmese Army, seems to go unnoticed in the media, which the rohingyas seem to have total control of for some strange reason !

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6 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:

The fact that their coordinated attacks on a dozen police stations, killing many Burmese and igniting the actions by the Burmese Army, seems to go unnoticed in the media, which the rohingyas seem to have total control of for some strange reason !

BS. It's all over the news. Just overshadowed by a variety of other events going on around the world.

 

You guys condemning the Rohingya for this have obviously not read up on it. For your education.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-rohingya/at-least-71-killed-in-myanmar-as-rohingya-insurgents-stage-major-attack-idUSKCN1B507K


 

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Muslim militants in Myanmar staged a coordinated attack on 30 police posts and an army base in Rakhine state on Friday, and at least 59 of the insurgents and 12 members of the security forces were killed, the army and government said.

 

The militants also used sticks and swords and destroyed bridges with explosives, the army said.

 

 

They used swords and sticks and home made bombs. And now 500,000 are displaced. A bit excessive by the Myanmar army.  IMHO. Especially considering a majority are women, children and elderly.

 

Some of you guys are really heartless.

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It's a difficult situation for Bangladesh. 

 

If they accept the Rohingyas, will this result in terrorist attacks upon their people, similar to what's taking place in Myanmar?

 

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