Burmese civil society groups on Wednesday welcomed a commitment by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to increase efforts to curb messages inciting violence, but urged the social media giant to deploy more resources in the Southeast Asian country.
Burma’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has submitted the initial draft of an Anti-Hate Speech Law to parliament.
On this episode of DVB Debate, our panellists discuss the relationship between faith, race and hate speech in Burma.
DVB speaks to prominent lawyer Ko Ni about the prospects for the introduction of new legislation to address the problem of religious discrimination and hate speech in Burma.
The government is set to work with Facebook to delete any accounts on the social network that incite personal attacks during the upcoming election.
Burma’s nascent internet industry has seen rampant abuse by extremist groups spreading misinformation, inciting violence and circulating false reports and pictures.