Facebook removes Burmese translation feature after Reuters report

A cellphone user looks at a Facebook page. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook has removed a feature that allowed users to translate Burmese posts and comments after a Reuters report showed the tool was producing bizarre results. A Reuters investigation published on August 15 documented how Facebook was failing in its efforts to combat vitriolic Burmese language posts about Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. Some 700,000 […]

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