Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is facing backlash for encouraging people to visit Myanmar, where social media may have helped fuel a mass genocide

Jack DorseyAP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sparked outrage with his positive Tweets about his recent trip to Myanmar.
  • Social media platforms — including Facebook and Twitter — may have worsened a humanitarian crisis there.
  • Twitter users are responding criticizing Dorsey’s posts for being “tone-deaf.”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently visited Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar, for his birthday, to participate in a 10-day Vipassana silent meditation retreat. Since then, he’s been posting photos and detailed descriptions of his trip on Twitter, encouraging other people to go there if they can.

Now, Dorsey is facing backlash against his supposedly ignorant promotion of Myanmar, where social media platforms — including Twitter and Facebook — allegedly helped fuel a mass genocide, SFGate and other outlets reported.

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