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Published: 2018-12-19 10:03:25 | Updated: 2018-12-19 10:03:25

Myanmar army has more than 100 Facebook pages and accounts closed

Facebook has blocked hundreds of pages, groups and accounts linked to Myanmar's army for spreading false information and hate speech against minority Rohingyas. Facebook said on Wednesday that 425 pages in Myanmar, 17 groups, 135 accounts and 15 Instagram accounts were closed. These platforms were apparently news, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle based. But in reality, the involvement of the Myanmar army with these pages has been found. Last year, allegations of harassment of Rohingyas were made by posting hostile posts using these pages, groups and accounts. The news agency AFP reported that Facebook is the most popular and powerful media in Myanmar. Tensions have been created over the past few years by provocative posts against Rohingya in the country on Facebook. After this, extreme torture came down on Rohingyas last year. In addition, the country's army forces carried out extreme torture on Rohingya. More than 700,000 Rohingyas flee the country. Facebook authorities have called the activities of Myanmar as abominable. Besides, Facebook authorities closed Myanmar's Facebook page groups and accounts for the third time in this regard. References: South China Morning Post, US News, AFP.

Myanmar army has more than 100 Facebook pages and accounts closed

Facebook has blocked hundreds of pages, groups and accounts linked to Myanmar's army for spreading false information and hate speech against minority Rohingyas. Facebook said on Wednesday that 425 pages in Myanmar, 17 groups, 135 accounts and 15 Instagram accounts were closed. These platforms were apparently news, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle based. But in reality, the involvement of the Myanmar army with these pages has been found. Last year, allegations of harassment of Rohingyas were made by posting hostile posts using these pages, groups and accounts. The news agency AFP reported that Facebook is the most popular and powerful media in Myanmar. Tensions have been created over the past few years by provocative posts against Rohingya in the country on Facebook. After this, extreme torture came down on Rohingyas last year. In addition, the country's army forces carried out extreme torture on Rohingya. More than 700,000 Rohingyas flee the country. Facebook authorities have called the activities of Myanmar as abominable. Besides, Facebook authorities closed Myanmar's Facebook page groups and accounts for the third time in this regard. References: South China Morning Post, US News, AFP.
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