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    Facebook Criticized for Role in Myanmar Violence

    As a leading source of information in Myanmar, the social media giant has “substantively contributed” to the conflict, according to U.N. officials. Facebook, used by 20 percent of the nation’s population, is a key conduit for ultra-nationalists pushing anti-Rohingya messages. State-sponsored violence against the minority group continues, and Facebook says it’s monitoring content and enforcing local user guidelines. But Myanmar isn’t the only country in the region plagued by social media manipulation: Sri Lanka sought to block several platforms this week, while India’s been facing internet-stoked violence.

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