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>> It's not enough to just connect people, we have to make sure that those connections are positive.>> Mark Zuckerberg didn't just answer privacy questions in US Congress Tuesday. The head of Facebook also had to face concerns it's spreading hate speech in Myanmar. Facebook has been accused by human rights activists of falling short of stopping hate messages spread on the platform in the country.
United Nations officials are investigating possible genocide in Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims. They said last month that Facebook had been a source of anti Rohingya propaganda and it played a, quote, determining role.>> We know that the alter-nationalist Buddhist have their own Facebooks and really inciting a lot of violence and a lot of hatred against the Rohingya or other ethnic minorities.
>> Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook needed to do more in the country. More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine State into Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security crackdown last August. Zuckerberg said that Facebook was hiring dozens more Burmese language specialists and making other undisclosed changes in countries where ethnic violence is a problem.