Facebook Inc has blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as an obscenity in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese.
Facebook was forced to apologize on Saturday after a “technical issue” caused Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name to appear as “Mr. S–thole” when translated from Burmese to English the company said.
The error came to light on the second day of Mr Xi’s state visit to Myanmar.
Xi and counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi signed dozens of agreements covering massive Beijing-backed infrastructure plans.
A statement about the visit published on Suu Kyi’s official Facebook page was littered with the obscene references when translated to English,.
It was not clear how long the issue lasted but Google’s translation function did not show the same error.