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Some in Myanmar Fear Fallout From Facebook Removal of Military Pages

Myanmar’s government spokesman on Tuesday questioned Facebook’s decision to remove top military leaders and the powerful army from the social media website to "prevent the spread of hate and misinformation" on its networks,” saying the move could endanger a fragile civilian-military reconciliation in the country.The U.S. social media giant said on Monday it was removing 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account and 52 Facebook pages linked to the Myanmar military “ to prevent them from using our service to further inflame ethnic and religious tensions.”“Specifically, we are banning 20 individuals and organizations from Facebook in Myanmar — including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the military’s Myawaddy television network,” Facebook said 

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