Aug 28, 2018

Myanmar Rohingya: Why Facebook banned an army chief

A number of high-profile army figures in Myanmar, including the army chief, no longer have Facebook accounts. Facebook cancelled their accounts after a UN report called for several leaders to be investigated and prosecuted for genocide over their role in violence against the Rohingya minority and others. In all, Facebook has removed 18 accounts linked to Myanmar and 52 Facebook pages. Army chief Min Aung Hlaing had two Facebook accounts. In a Facebook post, he too referred to Rohingya as "Bengali", saying that Rohingya was a "Fabricated" word.

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