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Century of Data

From Myanmar to US, disinformation floods social media

World attempts to balance powerful communications tool with societal freedoms

RIHO NAGAO and TORU TSUNASHIMA, Nikkei staff writers | Myanmar

TOKYO -- A 24-year-old woman living in Mandalay suffered deep lacerations in mid-February after a stranger denounced her as ethnically Chinese Burmese and "not of our number."

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