Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing
Posted in: Censorship at 19/09/2017 18:53
Rohingya activists—in Burma and in Western countries—tell The Daily Beast that Facebook has been removing their posts documenting the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people in Burma (also known as Myanmar). They said their accounts are frequently suspended or taken down.
The Rohingya people are a Muslim ethnic minority group in Burma. They face extraordinary persecution and violence from the Burmese military; military personnel torch villages, murder refugees, and force hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.
Facebook censoring reports of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar: report
Activists in Myanmar say Facebook has been removing their posts documenting ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people and censoring their accounts, according to The Daily Beast.