Facebook apologises after site translates Xi Jinping's name to 'Mr S***hole'

Mail Online | 1/18/2020 | Raven Saunt For Mailonline
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Facebook has apologised after the site translated Chinese leader Xi Jinping's name to 'Mr S***hole'.

The posts on the social media platform had been translated from Burmese into English as President Xi Jinping continued his state visit in Myanmar, Southeast Asia.

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Facebook Inc has since apologised for any offence caused and said that the problem has now been fixed.

The error came to light on the second day of the Chinese leader's visit during which he and state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi signed dozens of agreements covering massive Beijing-backed infrastructure plans.

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A statement about the visit published on Suu Kyi's official Facebook page was littered with references to 'Mr S***hole' when translated to English.

A headline in local news journal, the Irrawaddy, also read: 'Dinner honors President S***hole.'

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It was not clear how long the issue had lasted but Google's translation function did not show the same error.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Facebook...
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