Spokesman says he does not know to whom the account “@SGMinAungHLaing” belonged
Nearly 10 percent of the 128 prisoners held in Vietnam for expressing dissenting views were jailed for posting anti-State comments on social media platforms the report said.
An interview with communications and human rights specialist James Gomez on the power of fake news abroad and the role it’s likely to play in next year’s general elections.
Facebook’s rules, which bar users from posting offensive material, hate speech and celebrations of violence, were translated in only 41 languages out of the 111 supported.
Facebook says it has removed 103 Pakistani accounts because of "inauthentic behavior" and spamming. Some Indian nationalist accounts have also been suspended in recent weeks.
In a wide-ranging interview, the US envoy gives The Irrawaddy his thoughts on the many domestic and international challenges facing Myanmar, and the state of the bilateral relation
Many so called "buzzer" teams, named for the social media buzz they aim to create, often using fake accounts, have sprung up ahead of the presidential election next month.
U.N. Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee on Tuesday suggested Facebook was failing to treat parties to the country's conflict even-handedly.
The report found that Facebook’s translation feature often mistranslated Burmese-language hate speech.
A Union Solidarity and Development Party lawmaker says Facebook’s actions insult “the dignity of the Tatmadaw and sovereignty of the country”.
Following the relaxing of a ban on political activities, General Chalermchai Sitthisart warns that social media may be used to spread fake news in the run up to the election.
Less than 48 hours after he was ejected from Facebook, Sen-Gen. Min Aung Hlaing has 2,000 followers on Russia’s VKontakte platform.
Facebook shut down the account just hours after the release of a UNHRC report calling for military leaders to be investigated for crimes against humanity.
The company is hiring Burmese-speaking monitors and using automatic detection tools but still largely relies on individual users to report hate speech.
Social media giant to work with civil society groups to stop fear mongering