Facebook actions to prevent misuse of its platform in Myanmar include improved detection of hate speech & hiring human rights specialists
[W]e commissioned an independent human rights impact assessment on the role of our services in Myanmar... The report concludes that, prior to this year, we weren’t doing enough to help prevent our platform from being used to foment division and incite offline violence. We agree that we can and should do more... Over the course of this year, we have invested heavily in people, technology and partnerships to examine and address the abuse of Facebook in Myanmar, and BSR’s report acknowledges that we are now taking the right corrective actions.
... Our policies regarding what is and is not allowed on our platform are developed with an eye towards international human rights principles... The BSR report recommends that we establish a separate policy that defines our approach to content moderation with respect to human rights, which we are looking into. We’re also working to hire additional human rights specialists... BSR urges Facebook to improve enforcement of our Community Standards... Earlier this year, we established a dedicated team... to work on issues specific to Myanmar,... we have improved proactive detection of hate speech in Myanmar, and are taking more aggressive action on networks of accounts that are set up to mislead others... As the report recognizes, we are committed to working with and providing information to the relevant authorities as they investigate international human rights violations in Myanmar... We agree with BSR on the value of publishing more data on our enforcement efforts in Myanmar... We also continue to invest in partnerships aimed at improving digital and media literacy in Myanmar... [Our] teams will continue to work on issues specific to Myanmar... [including] to root out abuse in the run up to the country’s 2020 elections.