Myanmar

Facebook

John Oliver Calls Facebook 'a Fetid Swamp of Mistruths and Outright Lies'

Oliver goes long on Facebook's content moderation problems.
Jason Koebler
a day ago
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
Social Media

Facebook Posts ‘Substantively Contributed’ to Myanmar Genocide, UN Investigators Say

At a press briefing, United Nations investigators looking into the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar cited social media posts on Facebook as playing a significant role in spreading hate.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.13.18
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
Features

What Opening Up an Isolationist Nation to the Global Economy Does to Traffic

Public transit is neglected and cars are piling up in the roads. Can Myanmar get the problem under control?
Catherine Trautwein
6.14.16
Culture

The Uber of Myanmar

Ho Ho Taxi is facing a lot of obstacles.
Tim McLaughlin
3.6.15
Culture

Where Flying a Drone Gets You Questioned by the Military

In Myanmar, the Tatmadaw remains suspicious of commercial drone pilots.
Timothy McLaughlin
2.13.15
Culture

Myanmar's Shoestring Dotcom Boom

Less than 10 percent of the population has internet access. But in Yangon, it's the dotcom days all over again.
Timothy McLaughlin
12.29.14
Motherboard Blog

After Decades of War and Strife, Myanmar is Saying No To China's Colossal $3.6 Billion Dam

If you haven't been living in a cave for the past decade, you know that China basically runs the planet. Sure, the United States likes to think they have a say in the future of the world’s economy, but we all know where the iPhones and PlayStations are...
J. Hayes Brown
10.11.11