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.
How Would the World's Religions Respond to the Singularity?
Mormons? Into it. Catholics? Not so much.
Myanmar Backtracks on Rohingya Voting Rights
Myanmar is backtracking on minority voting rights, watchdogs are growing concerned about press freedom in Bulgaria, Taliban militants have been arrested in connection to the Peshawar school massacre, and more.
Having a Tibetan Sky Burial Means Birds Will Slowly Eat Your Corpse
Tibetan Buddhists have been performing sky burials for centuries, and it's one of the most economical—but also totally gory—funeral practices in the world.
Meet the Violent Buddhists Starting Riots in Sri Lanka
On June 15 a violent mob ripped through three neighboring towns in southwestern Sri Lanka. The horde explicitly targeted Muslims, slinging Molotov cocktails, burning bikes, and looting homes and businesses. The instigators were members of an extremist...
The "Burmese bin Laden" Swears He's a Good Guy
Ashin Wirathu is a Buddhist monk accused of encouraging deadly ethnic violence against a Muslim minority community in Myanmar. And he would like the world to know that he's very misunderstood.
The Burmese Muslims Who Are Refugees in Their Own Country
Violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Meiktila, Burma, led to thousands of people—mainly Muslims—being displaced and forced to live in crowded camps indefinitely. When we visited them, we were followed everywhere by the police.
Danny Gold, Photos: Andrew Stanbridge
Furious Buddhists Are Making Life Hell for Sri Lanka's Muslims
Gangs of Buddhists have been roaming the streets of Colombo, administering bloody mob beatings, and attacking places where Muslims work and worship. Economic frustration and potent nationalism finds a convenient scapegoat.
Is Burma’s Government Involved in Ethnic Cleansing?
The last couple of weeks have been filled with mixed news for the Burmese government. On the bright side, the European Union decided to permanently lift sanctions against the country and deeper trade ties with the United States were announced. On the...