Facebook apologetic after a 'technical issue' calls China's leader 'Mr. Shithole'

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Facebook is striking an apologetic tone after Burmese text posted on the website showed Chinese President Xi Jinping's name as "Mr. Shithole" in an English translation. The social network is blaming the error on a tech foul-up.

"We fixed a technical issue that caused incorrect translations from Burmese to English on Facebook. This should not have happened and we are taking steps to ensure it doesn t happen again. We sincerely apologise for the offence this has caused," a statement provided to The Guardian reads.

The UK paper goes on to note that Google's own translation feature doesn't show the same error. Though it turns out there is an explanation for how exactly this happened. Read more...More about Facebook, Myanmar, Xi Jinping, Burmese, and Tech

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