Facebook Purges More Myanmar Accounts for Misrepresentation

(From AP News)

Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged that the social network did too little to block inflammatory material that fueled communal hatred and violence, particularly against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority.

The social media giant said in a statement Wednesday that it had removed 425 Facebook pages, 17 groups and 135 accounts in Myanmar for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” meaning they misrepresented who was running the provocative accounts. It also removed 15 Instagram accounts.

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