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Jack Dorsey, Posting About Myanmar on Twitter, Is Accused of Being Tone Deaf

HONG KONG — Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, fresh off a silent-meditation retreat in Myanmar, was so smitten with his visit that he posted a series of glowing tweets about the country and its people, urging others to travel there. But his posts on Sunday were called out by many …

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Myanmar Dispatch: A General Kicked Off Facebook Can Still Glorify Military at Grandiose Museum

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — In the colossal museum built by Myanmar’s military to honor itself, the general barred from Facebook has his face up everywhere. His portrait graces the cavernous entrance hall of the museum, with its soaring ceilings and marble floors. In an exhibition recounting Myanmar’s martial history, his photo …

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At War: America's Relationship With Land Mines and Cluster Munitions

At War is a newsletter about the experiences and costs of war with stories from Times reporters and outside voices. Part of my job at At War is to keep an eye on developments and trends in the arms industry that may influence how wars are fought not long from …

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Weapons: Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?

LONDON — An autonomous missile under development by the Pentagon uses software to choose between targets. An artificially intelligent drone from the British military identifies firing points on its own. Russia showcases tanks that don’t need soldiers inside for combat. A.I. technology has for years led military leaders to ponder …

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A Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military

The military tapped its rich history of psychological warfare that it developed during the decades when Myanmar was controlled by a military junta, which gave up power in 2011. The goal then was to discredit radio broadcasts from the BBC and Voice of America. One veteran of that era said …

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