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Company Response

17 Feb 2023

Meta/Facebook's response

17 February 2023

In February 2021, we banned the Tatmadaw and military-controlled state and media entities from our apps, as well as ads from military-linked commercial entities. In December 2021, we expanded this ban to include accounts representing military-controlled businesses. This action is in line with the sanctions the international community has placed on the Tatmadaw and its corporations. Meta also supports international efforts to bring accountability for the crimes committed by the Tatmadaw against the Rohingya community by making voluntary, lawful disclosures to the U.N.’s investigative mechanism as well as disclosures of public information to The Gambia. In addition, over the years we’ve built a dedicated team of Burmese speakers, disrupted networks trying to manipulate public debate, and invested in Burmese-language technology to help reduce the prevalence of content that violates our policies. This work is guided by feedback from civil society organizations and independent reports, including the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar; the Human Rights Impact Assessment we commissioned in 2018; as well as our ongoing human rights risk management.