Facebook restricts Myanmar military's accounts for spreading 'misinformation'

The social media company said Thursday that it was “treating the situation in Myanmar as an emergency,” adding that it would “significantly reduce the distribution of all content” on pages and profiles run by the military, called the Tatmadaw, “that have continued to spread misinformation.” That means that people using Facebook (FB) will see significantly less content from those pages in their News Feed. Facebook has tens of millions of users in Myanmar. The company has also “indefinitely suspended” the Myanmar government agencies from using special channels reserved for officials to send requests to Facebook to remove content, according to a blog post by Rafael Frankel, the director

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