American social media giant “Facebook is an engine of anti-Muslim hate the world over,” according to British journalist, broadcaster and author Mehdi Hasan.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_Hasan made the remarks in a recent article for The Intercept, written as if it is a letter to Facebook chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. He called on Zuckerberg to crack down on hate and bigotry against Muslims.
He wrote that “you and Facebook have gone from reassuring Muslims to amplifying hate and bigotry against us. You have allowed what the actor Sacha Baron Cohen recently described as ‘the greatest propaganda machine in history’ to be used to target and persecute some of the most vulnerable Muslim communities on Earth.”
“I’m talking of course about the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar,” the journalist pointed out.
Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar said recently, “Everything is done through Facebook in Myanmar. “I’m afraid that Facebook has now turned into a beast, and not what it originally intended.”