The CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey safeguarded a series of tweets about his current meditation withdrawal in Myanmar that was criticized on his platform for not be able to refer to the oppression of Rohingya Muslims. Dorsey’s streaming thread came after a 10-days still Vipassana meditation retreat near, Mandalay in which he admired the food, beauty including its people of the country. He professed about it “full of joy”.
The comments generated provocation online for unleashing any discussion of outrages committed against Rohingya minority of Myanmar during a crackdown in the military department in the last year that piloted more than 720,000 people into Bangladesh camps.
Critics squeezed into the tech mogul for being “ tone deaf” at the time while the UN has said the generals of Myanmar should be probed for a massacre.
In a series of tweets, Dorsey shielded his actions but acknowledged he could have managed the situation better.
He said, “ I’m aware of the human rights atrocities and suffering in Myanmar. I don’t view visiting, practising, or talking with the people, as an endorsement”.
“I didn’t intend to diminish by not raising the issue but could have acknowledged that I don’t know enough and need to learn more. ”
Dorsey said he has been served as a long-time meditator and wanted to visit Buddhist-majority in Myanmar where Vipassana is skilled in its “original form”.
Twitter is not as popular in Myanmar as Facebook, which has been charged with not doing enough to operate hate speech that provoked the anti-Muslim and Anti-Rohingya sentiment.
During the Rohingya crisis, the hate speech also dropped over onto the micro-messaging site, which is confronting accusations over presenting the toxic content in countries where it is more diversely used.