Facebook has admitted it failed to prevent its social media platform being used to incite violence in Myanmar.
An independent report commissioned by the tech giant was published Tuesday, finding that Facebook had been misused in a way that contributed to human rights abuses in the country.
"A minority of users (in Myanmar) are seeking to exploit Facebook as a platform to undermine democracy and incite offline violence," it said.
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the non-profit that conducted the report, added that Facebook had "created an enabling environment for the ongoing endorsement and proliferation of human rights abuse in Myanmar."
This had been done in various ways, including character assassinations, rumor-spreading, and hate speech against minority individuals.