Burma

In Moderation

Facebook’s Own Training Materials Fell for Fake News

As the 2 billion user-strong platform grapples with misinformation, a training document for Facebook content moderators incorrectly claimed an image was of violence in Myanmar.
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
Internet

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims Look to the Internet for Justice

The Rohingya are fighting state-sponsored media with their own independent channels of communication.
Austin Bodetti
1.11.17
china

How This 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tail Ended Up in a Burmese Amber Market

The specimen even contains evidence of hemoglobin in the dinosaur’s bloodstream.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.16
Gaming

Myanmar Will Be Able to Play 'Battlefield 1’ After Being Abruptly Cut Off

The flaws of digital distribution come to the fore again after users in Myanmar remained banned from EA's Origin service after sanctions lift.
Leif Johnson
10.30.16
Motherboard Blog

The US Embassy Is Live-Tweeting Eric Schmidt's Trip to Burma

Eric Schmidt is telling long-oppressed Burmese citizens about the wonders of technology.
Brian Merchant
3.22.13
Motherboard Blog

These YouTube Videos Prove Burma Bombed Its Own Citizens on New Year's Day

Burma doesn't want you to know it's ruthlessly bombing its own citizens.
Brian Merchant
1.3.13
Motherboard Blog

Burma Gets Internet Freedom for the First Time

Watching Burma, which has been ruled by an oppressive and brutal military junta for more than half a century, undergo a breakneck transition into an actual, tentative democracy has been one of the strangest and most thrilling developments in years...
Brian Merchant
8.22.12