When Rian Thum first started researching the Uyghurs, he never imagined that his work would one day be used to create a virtual reality experience of life inside a Chinese re-education camp. But that’s exactly what happened when he teamed up with former Google employees who are now working at a start-up called Chinabased.
Facebook has long been a popular social media platform for people all over the world to connect with friends and family. However, the company is now facing criticism for its role in the Chinese government’s repression of the Uyghur Muslim minority. facebook chinabased uyghurhatmakertechcrunch
Uyghur Muslims are a Turkic minority group who live in China’s Xinjiang region. They have long faced discrimination and oppression from the Chinese government, which has only intensified in recent years.
When Facebook debuted in 2004, it was a way for college students to connect with one another. Today, it is a global social media platform with more than 2 billion monthly active users. And while Facebook is available in more than 70 languages, it does not support Uyghur, the native language of the Muslim minority group in China’s Xinjiang region. facebook chinabased uyghurhatmakertechcrunch