FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Facebook blocks foreign ads before Thai election amid fears junta will benefit

  • The junta, led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, had asked Facebook to remove content on previous occasions
  • There are concerns Facebook’s ban on electoral ads could hurt the more social media-savvy opposition
Topic |   Thailand

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FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
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Facebook is to roll out its new fake news policies in India, which goes to the polls in April and May. Photo: AFP

Facebook, WhatsApp target fake news for Asia’s election season, but is it too little, too late?

  • The social media giant has election teams working in Australia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand
  • But with near to a billion people in the region posting every month, some say the genie is already out of the bottle
Topic |   Facebook

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Facebook is to roll out its new fake news policies in India, which goes to the polls in April and May. Photo: AFP
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