‘Mr. Shithole’: Facebook apologizes after vulgar translation of Xi Jinping’s name

Facebook said it was trying to determine how Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appeared as “Mr. Shithole” in posts when translated from Burmese to English.

“We have fixed an issue regarding Burmese to English translations on Facebook and are working to identify the cause to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. This issue is not a reflection of the way our products should work and we sincerely apologize for the offense this has caused,” Facebook said in a statement.

The error was noticed during Xi’s visit to Myanmar. A statement posted on State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s official Facebook page had numerous references to “Mr. Shithole” when translated
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