Facebook punish more phony accounts connected to Myanmar

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Facebook is punishing fake accounts in Myanmar. 


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Facebook’s battle versus sham accounts in Myanmar isn’t over. 

The social media stated it took down more than 200 accounts, groups and pages from Myanmar for misguiding users about their identity and function. Facebook has actually gone through criticism that it didn’t do enough to fight hate speech that sustained a genocide in Myanmar versus the Rohingya, a generally Muslim group.

It’s the 4th network of phony accounts in Myanmar that Facebook determined this year. The social networks giant stated it connected a few of these accounts to individuals related to the Myanmar military. Some of the Facebook pages that the social media took down consisted of the Myanmar Media Watch, Myanmar Muslim News and the Ethnic Regional News. The accounts published about nationwide and regional subjects, from criminal activity and ethnic relations to home entertainment and the armed force. 

“We are making progress rooting out this abuse, but as we’ve said before, it’s an ongoing challenge,” stated Facebook Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher in a Wednesday article.  

Overall, the business got rid of 89 Facebook accounts, 107 Facebook Pages, 15 Facebook Groups and 5 Instagram accounts from Myanmar.

The Myanmar Embassy in Washington DC didn’t instantly react to an ask for remark. 

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