Burma’s hardline monks will dodge bans on Facebook and keep using the social media giant to “tell the truth,” they said on Friday, after it barred several Buddhist nationalists for hate messages targeting Rohingya Muslims.
On this episode of DVB Debate, our panellists discuss the relationship between faith, race and hate speech in Burma.
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With internet access rapidly expanding in Burma and the price on SIM-cards and smartphones falling, more and more people are using social media. But while it can be a way to keep in touch with friends or promote your company, media analysts warn that it can also be a source of hate speech and fear mongering.