Facebook designates Myanmar a ‘temporary high-risk location’ after coup

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Facebook has designated Myanmar a “temporary high-risk location” after a coup earlier this week, saying it will remove “any calls to bring armaments” and protect posts criticizing the country’s military.

According to BuzzFeed, Facebook’s Asia-Pacific policy director, Rafael Frankel, outlined its coup response in a message to employees. Frankel pledged to employ “a number of product interventions that were used in the past in Myanmar and during the US elections, to ensure the platform isn’t being used to spread misinformation, incite violence, or coordinate harm.”

Facebook declined to comment on the leaked post to The Verge, but it confirmed that a number of the measures it mentions are being put in place. “We are closely monitoring…

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Author: Adi Robertson