The Myanmar military, which maintains it has only been responding to security threats by militants, reportedly used social media to target the Rohingya for ethnic cleansing. Facebook last month conceded it had not stopped its platform for being used to “foment division and incite online violence” in Myanmar.
After his trip tweets, Dorsey said he would be happy to answer questions about his time in Myanmar, but as of early Monday in California he not not responded to the criticism.
A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment.
However, a person familiar with Dorsey defended his trip as meaningful to the Twitter founder as it gave him the chance to “visit a place where some of those meditation practices began.” The trip involved a personal holiday and Dorsey did not conduct any business while there, the person added.
Dorsey’s tweets are not his first to draw criticism. The Twitter co-founder in June found himself backpedaling after tweeting about using Chick-fil-A’s mobile app, saying he’d forgotten about the fast-food chain’s .