New York Times: Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence

New York Times: Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence. “Facebook, facing growing criticism for posts that have incited violence in some countries, said Wednesday that it would begin removing misinformation that could lead to people being physically harmed. The policy expands Facebook’s rules about what type of false information it will remove, and is largely a response to episodes in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India in which rumors that spread on Facebook led to real-world attacks on ethnic minorities.”

Facebook: A global threat to minority Muslim communities (The New Arab)

The New Arab: Facebook: A global threat to minority Muslim communities. “Clearly there’s nothing about the respective faiths – Buddhism and Hinduism – that should make their followers encourage hatred or violence towards followers of Islam, so there must be something else going on, and that something else appears – at least in part – to be Facebook. In short, Facebook has now become an existential threat to Muslim minorities around the world.”

BuzzFeed: Internet Trolls Are Using Facebook To Target Myanmar’s Muslims

BuzzFeed: Internet Trolls Are Using Facebook To Target Myanmar’s Muslims. “Harry Myo Lin’s problems started with a photo on Facebook. The picture showed Harry, who is Muslim, posing with a female friend, who is Buddhist. Then somehow, an account belonging to a Buddhist nationalist group found it and reposted it with a caption that would put a target on Harry’s back.”