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Facebook’s experimental hate-speech policy seems to be working

Wearing a plastic face shield and his orange monastic robes, Ashin Wirathu walked into a Yangon police station on November 2 after more than a year on the run. Until he went into hiding in June of last year, Wirathu, a nationalist preacher with links ...

PETER GUEST

Vietnam Threatens to Shut Down Facebook Over Content: Reuters

Vietnam has threatened to shut down Facebook in the country if it does not bow to government pressure to censor more local political content on its platform, a senior official at the US social media giant told Reuters Facebook complied with a government request in April ...

CTN News

In Myanmar, Facebook struggles with a deluge of disinformation

Mg Mg Kyaw can still remember the day he got his first mobile phone. It was 2012, and Myanmar was emerging from decades under the heel of a military junta. In a country where GDP per person was $1,000, sim cards, which sold for as much ...

Facebook must walk the talk on Myanmar

Last month, Facebook moved to block a bid by The Gambia in a US court, in which it sought disclosure of posts and communications by members of Myanmar’s military and police. This legal step is related to a case brought by The Gambia before the International ...

Priya Pillai

Facebook joins flood, drought alert efforts on Mekong River

Facebook and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) launched a collaboration initiative Monday to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to Mekong nations. The MRC stated it has installed 22 hydrological stations along the main channel in the lower Mekong River basin to monitor and ...

Nguyen Quy

Facebook shares data on Myanmar with United Nations investigators

Facebook says it has shared data with United Nations investigators probing international crimes in Myanmar, after the lead investigator said the company was withholding evidence. A Facebook representative told Reuters on Tuesday it had given the Independent Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar (IIMM) data from pages and ...

Poppy McPherson

Vietnam says Facebook violated controversial cybersecurity law

Facebook has violated Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday, days after the controversial legislation took effect in the communist-ruled country. Despite economic reforms and increasing openness to social change, Vietnam’s Communist Party retains tight ...

Vietnam cyber law set for tough enforcement despite Google, Facebook pleas

Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data locally despite pleas from Facebook, Google and other firms, a government document showed. Keep reading ...

Can Facebook, or Anybody, Solve the Internet’s Misinformation Problem?

In the new age of the industrialization 4.0 the big information technology groups are taking proactive actions to remove detected coordinated propaganda campaigns, however is it enough?  Reading ...

Facebook fixed map wrongfully depicting Việt Nam’s territory as Chinese

Facebook had fixed a map wrongfully depicting Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes as Chinese territory after the Vietnamese government made complaint about the mistake on Sunday. Keep reading  ...

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