In the run-up to and during Myanmar's general election, Facebook will remove misinformation around elections. For instance, it said it will remove posts falsely claiming a candidate to be Bengali, not a Myanmar citizen, and hence ineligible. Facebook is also limiting forwards on Messenger to five at a time, starting with Myanmar. Facebook said on Tuesday that its expanded misinformation policy in Myanmar includes content around voter suppression and which may damage integrity of the electoral process. Between now and November 22, it will remove "verifiable misinformation and unverifiable rumours" around the above. This election will only be the second general election in Myanmar's over 70-year history. Between the last general election in 2015 and now, the country's militia led a crackdown in 2017 that forced over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country. United Nations investigators said Facebook played a key role in spreading hate speech against the Rohingyas that fuelled the violence. In 2018, Facebook admitted that it was used to "foment division and incite offline violence" and that it could have done more. An April 2018 Reuters investigation found at least a 1,000 examples of posts attacking the Rohingyas or other Myanmar Muslims. Most were in Burmese, and included material that had remained undetected for six years. In June 2018, Facebook only had 60 people reviewing reports of hate speech posted by Myanmar's then 18 million active Facebook users. Between April to June 2020, Facebook said it acted against 280,000 pieces of content in Myanmar for being…
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