The unchecked spread of hate speech on Facebook against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was among the examples of racism enabled by new technology given in the report. Photo: APThe unchecked spread of hate speech on Facebook against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was among the examples of racism enabled by new technology given in the report. Photo: AP
The unchecked spread of hate speech on Facebook against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was among the examples of racism enabled by new technology given in the report. Photo: AP

Asia should beware rise of racism fuelled by emerging technologies, UN report says

  • Examples include mass surveillance of Uygurs in Xinjiang, Indonesia’s internet blackouts in Papau and the spread of hate speech in Myanmar
  • Considerable work still needs to be done to address the region’s issues, says UN special rapporteur on prejudice E. Tendayi Achiume

Topic |   Racism and prejudice
The unchecked spread of hate speech on Facebook against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was among the examples of racism enabled by new technology given in the report. Photo: APThe unchecked spread of hate speech on Facebook against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was among the examples of racism enabled by new technology given in the report. Photo: AP
The unchecked spread of hate speech on Facebook against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was among the examples of racism enabled by new technology given in the report. Photo: AP
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