Facebook suspended for four weeks in Papua New Guinea

Facebook suspended for four weeks in Papua New Guinea

Ministry of Communications will study social impacts on population and ways to stop the spread of fake news

Mark Zuckerberg's social network was suspended for a month in Papua New GuineaPixelabayFacebook was suspended for a month in Papua New Guinea to assess the impact of social networking on the population."During this time, it will be possible to collect information and identify the people behind fake profiles and users who share pornography and fake news. This will allow Facebook to be warned that they are removed," said communications minister Sam Basil, to local Post-Courier newspaperSee tooFacebook accused of overseeing user behaviorFormer Trump advisor used Facebook to discourage votingFacebook says posts with explicit violence have increasedGoogle and Facebook accused of violating Europe's new data protection lawThe suspension of Mark Zuckerberg's social network has been permitted by the country's constitution since 2016, when a law to combat cybercrime was passed.Facebook is under pressure from authorities to combat the spread of fake news and to protect u...


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