Facebook admits it screwed up on Myanmar — but it refuses to take all the blame

Facebook has released the conclusions of an independent assessment regarding its role in the recent genocidal violence in Myanmar. In short, the company admits that it previously wasn’t doing enough to prevent its network from “being used to foment division and incite offline violence,” but it argues it’s already begun making the changes necessary to prevent it from happening again. However, while the report shows that the company has made progress in how transparent it is about moderation, it stops short of making any firm commitments about audits like this in the future — a key demand from activists.

Facebook’s handling of the Myanmar crisis has been criticized by everyone from activists to the United Nations. Back in May, a coalition…

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