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Facebook removes pages of top Myanmar military official, others
Reuters ^ | Antoni Slodkowski

Posted on 08/27/2018 7:48:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Facebook’s action means an essential blackout of the military’s main channel of public communication, with pages followed by millions of people in a country where the social media giant is virtually synonymous with the internet.

“Specifically, we are banning 20 Burmese individuals and organizations from Facebook — including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the military’s Myawady television network,” Facebook said in a blog post.

"We're removing a total of 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account and 52 Facebook Pages, followed by almost 12 million people,"

It is the first time Facebook has imposed such a ban on a country’s military or political leaders, the company later said it response to a query from Reuters.

Facebook spokeswoman Clare Wareing said by email that the social media site took this step, “since international experts, including a UN-commissioned report, have found evidence that many of these officials committed serious human rights abuses in the country.”

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: burma; clarewareing; facebook; fascistbook; ipanicked; jihad; liberalfascism; markzuckerberg; minaunghlaing; myanmar; purge; socialmedia; unitednations; whydidyousayburma; zuckerberg
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1 posted on 08/27/2018 7:48:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

A good way to get your top executives killed.


2 posted on 08/27/2018 7:51:57 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: BenLurkin

Sure. The vague and ambiguous catch-all phrase of ‘human rights abuses’ to justify things that otherwise would never be approved of.


3 posted on 08/27/2018 7:55:09 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: BenLurkin

Interesting that nobody complained when the Muslims were killing the Christians


4 posted on 08/27/2018 7:56:09 AM PDT by roho (SemperFi)
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To: BenLurkin

The country used to be called Burma. Why did we change the name to something that is hard to pronounce?


5 posted on 08/27/2018 7:56:59 AM PDT by SamAdams76 ( If you are offended by what I have to say here then you can blame your parents for raising a wuss)
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To: BenLurkin

So what other countries have they banned for human rights issues? China? Zimbabwe? Iran?


6 posted on 08/27/2018 7:57:27 AM PDT by henkster (Monsters from the Id.)
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To: BenLurkin

America is the champion of islamists.

Myanmar does need to get along with China.


7 posted on 08/27/2018 7:58:55 AM PDT by granada
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To: BenLurkin

Ahh, the book-burning continues. Now FB is the ‘Grand Arbiter of the World’ it looks like. They decide which cause is worthy, who to promote, who to silence? Wow.


8 posted on 08/27/2018 8:00:24 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
IOW, this is all about Facebook's policy of coddling jihadists.

When will Facebook crack down on the racists running South Africa or Zimbabwe?

Thanks BenLurkin.

9 posted on 08/27/2018 8:00:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Ahh, the book-burning continues.

Facebook 451


10 posted on 08/27/2018 8:01:57 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.- George Orwell)
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To: SamAdams76

I still call it Burma. Oh well.


11 posted on 08/27/2018 8:04:52 AM PDT by HollyB
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I still call it Burma. Oh well.


12 posted on 08/27/2018 8:04:53 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: BenLurkin

Facebook is getting a little to big for it’s britches. Of course when you’re a CIA tool you can get away with whatever you want.


13 posted on 08/27/2018 8:09:09 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: BenLurkin
Slobbering Islamophiles everywhere. It would be ironic to see Zuck get an "Islamic haircut", just a little "off the top".
 
14 posted on 08/27/2018 8:11:45 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.")
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To: BenLurkin

At some point, Facebook becomes pointless to use.


15 posted on 08/27/2018 8:13:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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who are they to judge them ¿?


16 posted on 08/27/2018 8:14:38 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd ((>> M A G A << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: HollyB; Gamecock; SaveFerris; FredZarguna; PROCON; Army Air Corps; KC_Lion
I still call it Burma. Oh well.

Indeed.


17 posted on 08/27/2018 8:18:55 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BenLurkin

Facebook is “censoring” nearly everything I “share”. They are putting the things I share in my “timeline” but they are not putting them in the “newafeed” any FB “friends” or the public sees.


18 posted on 08/27/2018 8:23:46 AM PDT by Wuli
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They are getting pretty good at it. My wife posts some things related to our business and learns that only a few of her friends have seen it. Then shortly afterward, a Facebook ad pops us asking her to pay to "expand the reach of your post."

Maybe if we start each post with a funny cat picture it will sneak past their censors. :)

19 posted on 08/27/2018 8:28:57 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: BenLurkin
The Burmese have been repulsing violent attempts at muslim encroachment for the better part of the last 1000 years give or take.
20 posted on 08/27/2018 8:37:30 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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