Facebook bans Myanmar army chief over rights abuses

YANGON: Facebook banned Myanmar´s army chief and removed other pages tied to the country´s military on Monday after a UN probecalled for him to be prosecuted for genocide over a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.


“We are banning 20 Burmese individuals and organizations from Facebook – including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the armed forces,” the social media giant said in a statement on its site, adding that it wants to prevent them from using the service to “further inflame ethnic and religious tensions”.




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