Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday said he was “aware of the human rights atrocities and suffering in Myanmar,” responding to criticism over his tweets about his meditation retreat in the country that did not mention the plight of Rohingya Muslims.
More than 730,000 Rohingya fled a sweeping army crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 2017, the United Nations and aid agencies say. The crackdown was launched in response to insurgent Rohingya attacks on security forces.
U.N.-mandated investigators have accused Myanmar’s army of “genocidal intent”. Myanmar has denied the accusations, saying its forces engaged in a counter-insurgency operation against “terrorists”.
On Wednesday, Dorsey said his visit was “purely personal” and he did not
“intend to diminish by not raising the issue, but could have acknowledged that I don’t know enough and need to learn more”.