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The United Nations fact finders says that social media, especially Facebook, played a role in the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. The U.N. created the three-member probe last March to investigate human rights abuses of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. The chairman of the investigation said that hate speech on Facebook played a "determining role" in the crisis. Facebook says that it removes about 66,000 posts a week with hateful rhetoric and that it is working with experts in Myanmar to develop "safety resources and counter-speech campaigns." — CNET

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may have learned that he was fired in a tweet posted by President Trump. The president tweeted about Tillerson's exit and his cabinet replacement at 8:44 a.m. EST, and multiple news outlets indicated that Tillerson was informed of the firing by the tweet. Trump nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson, and pending Senate confirmation, Gina Haspel will become the first woman to lead the CIA after Pompeo leaves. After Tillerson's undersecretary Steve Goldstein said publicly that the secretary was informed of the firing by Twitter, contradicting the White House's version of events, Goldstein was also fired. It's not the first time Trump has made major personnel announcements via Twitter. — MASHABLE

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Australia's Department of Defence has banned its employees from using the social media app WeChat. The ban will be in place until the app, which has more than a billion users, can pass through a security assessment. The Department of Defence also confirmed that it no longer uses any Huawei phones and has retired its ZTE mobiles. The Chinese phones were named in an FBI report citing espionage concerns, but it is not clear whether WeChat is banned because of similar concerns about espionage or whether the app is not considered to be secure. WeChat and other Chinese apps were banned for use by the Indian Defence Ministry in December, and it is believed that Chinese authorities known as guobao are able to access user accounts. — BUSINESS INSIDER

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Facebook Watch is launching a dedicated news section. The company is in talks with ten publishers to produce daily video features, and content must be at least three minutes long. Other news has previously been hosted on the site along with published content via Instant Articles and Facebook Live, but this would be the first standalone national news product for Watch. The feature will launch this summer for testing and will run for at least a year. The new endeavor is meant to support "quality news," according to Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships for Facebook, and to stave off misinformation and fake news and improve the company's relationship with publishers. — AXIOS

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