Facebook removes more Myanmar accounts

23 August 2019
Facebook removes more Myanmar accounts
A young woman looks at her Facebook wall while she travels on a bus in Yangon. Photo: AFP

Facebook has said it pulled down more than 200 accounts, groups and pages from Myanmar for misleading users about their identity and purpose, C|NET reported. 

It's the fourth network of fake accounts in Myanmar that Facebook identified this year. The social media giant said it linked some of these accounts to people associated with the Myanmar military. Some of the Facebook pages that the social network pulled down included the Myanmar Media Watch, Myanmar Muslim News and the Ethnic Regional News. The accounts posted about national and local topics, from crime and ethnic relations to entertainment and the military. 

Overall, the company removed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 Facebook Pages, 15 Facebook Groups and five Instagram accounts from Myanmar, the report said.