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General News    H4'ed 6/15/19

When Rohingya Refugees Fled to India, Hate on Facebook Followed

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 ?Anti-Rohingya posts directed at Indians have circulated widely on Facebook. During India’s recent national elections;Facebook posts that falsely accused Rohingya Muslims of cannibalism  go viral, along with posts that called them terrorists,  &   threatened to burn their homes if they did not leave India  A week ago, new posts popped up falsely accusing  the Rohingya of killing B.J.P. workers in West Bengal. Users  posted gruesome images of human arms and other body parts and falsely claimed that the Rohingya were cannibals. In one video, a gang of men from the B.J.P.’s militant wing brandishes knives and burns the effigy of a child.  This month, dozens of Rohingya homes were burned in Jammu, where the video and similar ones were shot.  This is the widening, real-world repercussions of Facebook’s failure to stop anti-Rohingya hate speech on its platform.'

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