Social media firms urged to stand up vs Myanmar junta
UNITED Nations-appointed independent rights experts on Myanmar have urged social media companies to do more to resist the Southeast Asian country’s military junta’s “online campaign of terror.”
In an appeal to internet chat platforms to monitor content more carefully and allocate enough resources to do so, the experts warned that Telegram, in particular, had become “a hotbed of pro-military activity.”
Tens of thousands of followers had been drawn to the junta’s “violent and misogynistic content,” said the experts, who noted that women were often accused of having sex with Muslim men or supporting the country’s Muslim population.
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