The social media giant Facebook has just removed a bunch of Facebook pages that individual group in Myanmar for some kind of spreading hate speech and fake news that against Rohingya Muslims in the country.
A post titled like “Removing Myanmar Officials From Facebook” on its Newsroom site, also Facebook announced that it had removed 52 pages and 18 accounts and Instagram related type of misinformation post that violence and tribal cleansing in Myanmar.
In Myanmar, Facebook pointed out that the pages were followed too closely to 12 million people, besides that the country with a population of 50 million people, it considered that 30 million use Facebook.
Although the biggest news comes from whom they are banning from their platform. Especially the company says we are banning around 20 individuals and organizations in Myanmar, also the Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
This is the first time Mark has banded a state official from using Facebook.
Moreover, the Myanmar military command-in-chief, Facebook declared it was removing accounts that are a military’s Myawady TV network, such as presenting pages as a independent news but in case of reality was pushing Myanmar military publicity.
The company also declared that whereas the page and profiles have been removed the will be maintaining the related data, which is the include to content post and another curricular activity on these accounts.
The other word, the United State has been crucial of Facebook for their role it has played over the violence in Myanmar.
Recently the U.N. Human Right Council published its Report of Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.
In the post of the banned accounts, Facebook admitted the report and accepted that “whereas we were too slow to act, but next time we’re making progress.”
Now Facebook said they are the focus on “better technology to identify speech, also improved reporting tools, and more the people review content.”
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