Facebook has repeatedly removed hundreds of accounts and pages from its social networks that were allegedly linked to Myanmar’s military.
The press release issued on Wednesday, “Today, we removed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 Facebook Pages, 15 Facebook Groups, and five Instagram accounts for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Myanmar, Although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our investigation found that some of this activity was linked to individuals associated with the Myanmar military,”.
The company noted that it was constantly working to detect and stop this type of activity in order to prevent Facebook services from being used to manipulate people.
The Myanmar army is accused of committing atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine State, where government forces have been fighting local insurgents since 2016. The government has deployed police units and military units in the region, accusing the insurgents of attacking security posts in Rakhine in 2017. The Rohingyas were forced to flee their homes for fear of persecution.
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