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Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Credit: Reuters- Published on January 19, 2020
Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing for any offense caused.
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Published on January 19, 2020 -  00:32
Facebook Blames Technical Error For Chinese Leader's Incorrect Name Translation
Facebook recently showcased Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name as something inappropriate. According to Reuters, the company blamed the insult to a technical error with the translation feature. They said: This should not have happened and we are taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.” The issue came up because the Facebook system didn’t have Jinping’s nmae in its Burmese database. Facebook experienced similar translation issues with Burmese in the past, removing it temporarily in 2018.

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