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US Court Orders Facebook to Hand Over Deleted Anti-Rohingya Content
September 23, 2021

US Court Orders Facebook to Hand Over Deleted Anti-Rohingya Content

By Sebastian Strangio
In a ruling, the court stated that Facebook’s citing of a privacy provision to withhold the records from Myanmar was “rich with irony.”

Should Social Media Companies Ban the Taliban?
September 01, 2021

Should Social Media Companies Ban the Taliban?

By Andressa Oliveira
The Taliban’s social media presence once again invites a debate on the repercussions of the technology industry’s role in world politics.
Vietnam Formulates Nationwide Code of Conduct for Social Media
June 21, 2021

Vietnam Formulates Nationwide Code of Conduct for Social Media

By Sebastian Strangio
Whether or not it is enforceable, the move hints at Hanoi’s desire for tight control over what its citizens say and do online.

Laos Establishes Task Force to Police Social Media Platforms
June 03, 2021

Laos Establishes Task Force to Police Social Media Platforms

By Sebastian Strangio
The Lao communist authorities fear that Facebook could become an incubator of anti-government sentiment.

Facebook Publishes New Influence Operations Report
May 26, 2021

Facebook Publishes New Influence Operations Report

By Abhijnan Rej
The report observes that between 2017 and mid-2021, more than 150 influence operations networks on its platform attempted to target both foreign and domestic audiences.

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.

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