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Thailand probes Facebook's removal of army-linked accounts

Added 03-04-21 04:35:01am EST - “Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has assigned the Royal Thai Army to investigate after Facebook Inc. removed 185 accounts and groups allegedly engaged in an information-influencing operation in Thailand run by the…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Thailand probes Facebook’s removal of army-linked accounts”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has assigned the Royal Thai Army to investigate after Facebook Inc. removed 185 accounts and groups allegedly engaged in an information-influencing operation in Thailand run by the military.

That followed Facebook’s announcement a day earlier that it had deleted 77 accounts, 72 pages, 18 groups and 18 Instagram accounts for violating its policy against government interference, which is defined as coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a government entity.

“Facebook took action like this. It can be interpreted in many ways. We must make it clear,” said Prayuth.

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About 703,000 accounts followed one or more of these pages, about 100,000 accounts joined at least one of these groups and around 2,500 people followed one or more of the Instagram accounts. Facebook said.

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