Southeast Asia | Facebook tries to silence Myanmar's hateful monks

Facebook tries to silence Myanmar’s hateful monks

Social media giant is blocking accounts of firebrand monks and radical groups that use the platform to spread anti-Muslim sentiment. Will the censorship backfire?

Yangon, July 5, 2018 3:35 PM (UTC+8)
A Myanmar monk checks his Facebook with two Buddhist monk novices, April 11, 2016. Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad
A Myanmar monk checks his Facebook with two Buddhist monk novices, April 11, 2016. Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad
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