July 3, 2022

FACT CHECK: Viral Images Of Ukrainians Holding Signs In Support Of Myanmar Are Altered

A post shared on Facebook claims to show Ukrainians holding signs in support of Myanmar. Verdict: False The images have been digitally altered. None of the original images show Ukrainians rallying in support of Myanamar. Fact Check: Myanmar’s military junta, which took power in a coup last year, expressed support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to…

Rohingya Sue Facebook for $150 Billion Over Failure to Curb Myanmar Hate Speech

Rohingya refugees filed a $150 billion lawsuit against Facebook over its failure to curb misinformation and hate speech on its platform, which “amounted to a substantial cause, and eventual perpetuation of, the Rohingya genocide” in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Lawyers in the United Kingdom and the United States launched legal campaigns against Facebook’s parent…

Closed Trial of Ousted Myanmar Leader Suu Kyi Continues

BANGKOK—Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified in court for a second time Monday, addressing charges that she violated coronavirus pandemic restrictions during the 2020 election campaign. A person with knowledge of the proceedings said she denied breaking the restrictions when she waved to a campaign convoy for her National League for Democracy party…

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