Facebook has revealed a coordinated disinformation campaign geared toward improving public opinion toward MyTel, the telecommunications company backed by the Burmese military.
Mark Farmaner of Burma Campaign UK told investigative journalists at Coda that Facebook’s move to curb coordinated disinformation about telecoms is insufficient. Facebook remains on BCUK’s Dirty List.
“Facebook are happy for the Myanmar military to promote products that help pay for genocide, but if they spread disinformation about their rivals, that’s where Facebook draws the line. It’s a strange standard,” he said.