Facebook announced after the coup that it would remove pages controlled by the Myanmar military and the military from its site and its owned Instagram. Despite this this was not done.
Washington. According to a new report by the rights group Global Witness Facebook military propaganda and other material that promotes myanmar in violation of the company’s own policies after the military coup in February. A month after Myanmar’s military seized power and imprisoned elected leaders, Facebook algorithms allow users to view and “like” pro-military pages as well as those posts, the report said on Tuesday. Those who incite violence, give misleading information, praise the military and glorify its atrocities.
Facebook algorithmically controls the order and presentation of posts so that users can see what’s most relevant to them. Facebook announced after the coup that it would remove pages controlled by the Myanmar military and the military from its site and its owned Instagram. Despite this this was not done. She said on Tuesday that her team “is closely monitoring the situation in Myanmar and takes action on any post, page or group that violates our rules.” Former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang said. Once again Facebook has shown that it is good at making huge announcements and bad at actually implementing them. They had many years to improve their work in Myanmar but once again they are failing.” Myanmar had more than 22.3 million Facebook users in January 2020, which is more than 40 percent of its population.
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