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Linus Larsson: Twitterchefen breathe through the pain until he sees the genocide

”An anarchist-minded programmers.” So, I described Twitter's ceo and co-founder Jack Dorsey in an article from 2016, when the service is turned ten years. After this weekend you have to look for new formulations. ”Meditationsentusiast”, perhaps. Or ”rare untouched by genocide”.

in a lot of posts in the past describing Jack Dorsey how he recently was on a meditationsläger in utter silence. Where he devoted himself among other things for pain:

”Imagine sitting on a concrete floor with cross-legged for an hour without moving. Pain occurs in the legs after 30 to 45 minutes,” he tweeted. ”The natural reaction is to switch the position in order to avoid the pain. But imagine if, instead of the to move feel into the pain and decides to sit still through it?”

quickly, ”It's so I've kept me here on Twitter. By ignoring the pain.”

Jack Dorsey went on to recommend the exercise to anyone who suffers from chronic pain. More pain. Occasional, on top of the chronic – and so just breathe through the whole klabbet.

But what really put the icing on the cake, as did all the satire redundant and luddade to the border between the HBO series ”Silicon valley” and the reality – Jack Dorsey's ascetic retreat took place in Myanmar. A country that, in his words, is wonderfully beautiful: ”People are full of happiness and food is great.”

All who have meditated under a rock know also that it is a country that is committing terrible abuses against the rohingya minority. A united nations report describing it as genocide and talking about the ”random killings, gang rape of women, and attacks against children and entire villages were burned down”. 700 000 people fled, 13 000 women were subjected to sexual violence and during a single month in the autumn of 2017 were killed 6 700 rohingyer, according to Doctors without borders.

But the food is amazing.

obrydda marketing of Myanmar as a welcoming destination is remarkable in itself. But the baffling against the background of the role social media has played in the abuse. Namely, it is proven beyond all doubt that another social network, Facebook, was used to whip up hatred against rohingyerna. Facebook has an extremely strong position in the country, thanks in part to a controversial agreement with the state phone company, which meant that it became free to surf on Facebook while other services cost money. But despite the lifted Facebook barely a finger to keep track of how the network was used. So when it became a place of sedition and incitement of violence against the vulnerable minority snoozed Facebook. They understood not the language, did not understand what happened.

Only this year admitted the Facebook problem, long after folkfördrivningen and the mass murder was committed. Then you got the people within the Burmese military, who had fired the hatred and their accounts suspended. To the end of the employee's Facebook reviewer, who was burmese.

many scandals, but they tend to not be about genocide. Why should what happened in Myanmar to be inculcated as a historic event in everyone who works at one of the largest social media companies. How can it have escaped the notice of Twitter, the ceo? With a commuter train ride from Twitter's San Francisco headquarters for Facebook in Menlo Park in 45 minutes. Not longer than that Jack Dorsey like to breathe through the pain all the way. But far enough for him to have missed everything that has happened and manage to write a couple of really tone-deaf post about the same country.

Read more texts by Linus Larsson , for example, how a bikini-the app revealed the Mark Zuckerbergs own data.

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