Incident 415: Facebook Provided Offensive Translation for King of Thailand's Birthday Ceremony

Description: Facebook's Thai-English translation gave an inappropriate mistranslation on Thai PBS's Facebook live broadcast of the King of Thailand’s candle-lighting birthday ceremony.


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Alleged: Facebook developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed live-stream ceremony viewers and King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

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