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Facebook Fails to Detect Hate Speech Against Rohingya, Report Claims
March 22, 2022

Facebook Fails to Detect Hate Speech Against Rohingya, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
A leading advocacy group claims that the platform's ability to detect Burmese-language hate speech "remains abysmally poor.”

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military-linked Companies From its Platforms
December 09, 2021

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military-linked Companies From its Platforms

By Sebastian Strangio
The firm's announcement came a day after a group of Rohingya refugees sued Facebook's parent company for facilitating genocide.
Uzbekistan’s Efforts at Forcing Data Localization Backfire
November 04, 2021

Uzbekistan’s Efforts at Forcing Data Localization Backfire

By Catherine Putz
The head of the state communications regulator was fired swiftly after popular social media sites and apps were restricted for failing to comply with data localization laws.

Meta Pushes Back Against Kazakh Claims of ‘Exclusive’ Access to Facebook’s Content Reporting System
November 02, 2021

Meta Pushes Back Against Kazakh Claims of ‘Exclusive’ Access to Facebook’s Content Reporting System

By Catherine Putz
"This process is the same in Kazakhstan as it is for other countries around the world," a Meta spokesman told Reuters.

Facebook Grants Kazakhstan Direct Access to Content Reporting System
November 02, 2021

Facebook Grants Kazakhstan Direct Access to Content Reporting System

By Catherine Putz
In giving the Kazakh government direct access to identify content as problematic, Facebook is empowering an autocratic government to further police what its citizens say. 

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India
October 26, 2021

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

By Sheikh Saaliq and Krutika Pathi
Internal company documents on India highlight Facebook's constant struggles in quashing abusive content.

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.

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