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How Facebook's Rise Fueled Chaos and Confusion in Myanmar

July 6 - WIRED


LYDIA ORTIZ/PATRICK RAFANAN

The riots wouldn’t have happened without Facebook.


ON THE THE evening of July 2, 2014 a swelling mob of hundreds of angry residents gathered around the Sun Teashop filling the streets in the commercial hub of Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city. The teashop’s Muslim owner had been accused, falsely, of raping a female Buddhist employee.


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