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[Myanmar] Facebook removes Military True News Information Team page

Facebook announced on February 21 that it had removed the Myanmar military's True News Information Team page, after two protestors were killed, as it broke its standards for inciting violence.

Since February 21, it can no longer be found on the global social media platform. 

Facebook had came under harsh criticism for failing to stop hate speech from spreading on its platform and in recent years, Facebook had dicussed with civil societies, political parties and activists. It started taken action against the military afterwards. 

In 2018, the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, along with other top brass of the military, saw a total of 19 Facebook accounts removed. Pages and accounts numbering in the hundreds found to be operated by the military were also removed. 

Facebook also removed a total of 70 accounts and pages that were either pro-military or are critical of Aung San Suu Kyi and her party. 

Published : February 22, 2021

By : Eleven Media/ANN