Facebook finally pledge to remove Burmese military companies
8 December 2021
Burma Campaign UK today welcomed an announcement by Facebook that they will finally take down the Facebook Pages of military companies. Burma Campaign UK has been calling on Facebook to take this step for many years, as have many Burmese civil society organisations.
The Facebook announcement is available here: https://about.fb.com/news/2021/02/an-update-on-myanmar/
Facebook/Meta also feature on the Burma Campaign UK ‘Dirty List’ because of their role in hosting military companies and failure to act to prevent military propaganda and hate speech. The ‘Dirty List’ entry is available here.
Facebook will remain on the Burma Campaign UK ‘Dirty List’ as long as it fails to take effective action to tackle hate speech and military propaganda, refuses to cooperate with international legal initiatives to ensure justice and accountability for the military, and does not implement the recommendations of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.