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Facebook bans Myanmar army chief over rights abuses

August 27, 2018

Facebook banned Myanmar’s army chief and removed other pages tied to the country’s military on Monday after a UN probe called 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”.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.