Facebook removes top Myanmar military official, others from website

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Mon, 27 Aug 2018 - 10:22 GMT

Facebook users in Egypt would be 55-58 million by the end of this year – File Photo

Facebook users in Egypt would be 55-58 million by the end of this year – File Photo

27 August 2018: 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 organizations 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.

The world’s largest social media networking site said it had removed 46 Pages and 12 accounts for engaging in coordinated “inauthentic” behavior on Facebook.

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