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Facebook Removes Pages and Accounts Linked to Thailand’s Military
March 04, 2021

Facebook Removes Pages and Accounts Linked to Thailand’s Military

By Sebastian Strangio
The offending accounts targeted users in southern provinces that are home to a long-running Muslim separatist insurgency.

Facebook Bans All Myanmar Military-Linked Accounts and Ads
February 25, 2021

Facebook Bans All Myanmar Military-Linked Accounts and Ads

By Associated Press
In a statement, the tech giant said that it was treating the post-coup situation in Myanmar as an "emergency."
Why Pacific Communities Rely on Facebook for Access to News
February 23, 2021

Why Pacific Communities Rely on Facebook for Access to News

By Joshua Mcdonald
Facebook is set to reverse its block of news in Australia, but the interruption highlighted deeper information problems across the Pacific.

Major Australian Media Company Strikes Google News Pay Deal
February 15, 2021

Major Australian Media Company Strikes Google News Pay Deal

By Associated Press
The deal comes as Australia's Parliament considers draft laws to force digital giants to pay for news.

Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?
November 23, 2020

Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?

By Sebastian Strangio
Reports of recent threats notwithstanding, such a move would invite massive blowback from the public.

Solomon Islands Aims to Ban Facebook
November 20, 2020

Solomon Islands Aims to Ban Facebook

By Joshua Mcdonald
The ban, agreed upon by the Cabinet, hasn’t come into effect yet but the plan has drawn sharp criticism. 

After Criticisms, the Solomon Islands Proposes Facebook Ban
November 20, 2020

After Criticisms, the Solomon Islands Proposes Facebook Ban

By Edward Cavanough
The proposal follows a wave of online criticism of the Sogavare government, from its COVID-19 stimulus rollout to its relationship with China.
Philippine President Targets Facebook for Taking Down Fake Accounts
September 30, 2020

Philippine President Targets Facebook for Taking Down Fake Accounts

By Sebastian Strangio
After cannily manipulating Facebook in his campaign for the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte is intimating that he might shut the social network down.

Facebook Shuts Down Fake China-Based Accounts Backing Duterte
September 23, 2020

Facebook Shuts Down Fake China-Based Accounts Backing Duterte

By Sebastian Strangio
The accounts beamed out content supportive of the Philippine president and his daughter's possible presidential aspirations.

Australia to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News Content
August 01, 2020

Australia to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News Content

By Associated Press
According to Australia’s treasurer, “the future of the Australian media landscape is at stake with these changes.”

Facebook: Vietnam’s Fickle Partner-in-Crime
July 09, 2020

Facebook: Vietnam’s Fickle Partner-in-Crime

By Dien Luong
Vietnam’s government has been able to co-opt Facebook to act in its own interests – for now.
Australian Government, Media Companies Challenge Tech Giants Over Sharing Ad Revenue
May 22, 2020

Australian Government, Media Companies Challenge Tech Giants Over Sharing Ad Revenue

By Joshua Mcdonald
As tech giants rose, newsrooms suffered.

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