Facebook bans Myanmar generals, orgs for spreading hate

Reuters | Published: 00:05, Aug 28,2018 | Updated: 00:06, Aug 28,2018


A July 2018 file photo of Myanmar's chief senior general Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces. -- AFP photo

Facebook said on Monday it was removing certain Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an instagram account to prevent the spread of ‘hate and misinformation’ after reviewing the content.
‘Specifically, we are banning 20 Burmese individuals and organisations from Facebook — including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the military’s Myawady television network,’ Facebook said.
‘We’re removing a total of 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account and 52 Facebook Pages, followed by almost 12 million people,’ Facebook said in a blog post. https://bit.ly/2PHwRZy
The world’s largest social media networking site said it had removed 46 Pages and 12 accounts for engaging in coordinated ‘inauthentic’ behaviour on Facebook.

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