Censorship of Facebook

Facebook is a social networking service that has been gradually replacing traditional media channels since 2010.[1][2] Facebook has limited moderation of the content posted to its site. Because the site indiscriminately displays material publicly posted by users, Facebook can, in effect, threaten oppressive governments. Facebook can simultaneously propagate fake news, hate speech, and misinformation, thereby undermining the credibility of online platforms and social media.

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Many countries have banned or temporarily limited access to Facebook.[3] Use of the website has also been restricted in various ways in other countries. As of May 2016, the only countries to continually ban access to the social networking site are China,[3] Iran,[4] and North Korea.[5][6] However, since most North Korean residents have no access to the Internet,[7] China and Iran are the only countries where access to Facebook is actively restricted in a wholesale manner.

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  2. ^ Ingraham, Matthew (21 June 2011). "The downside of Facebook as a public space: Censorship". old.gigaom.com. GigaOm. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  3. ^ a b "China's Facebook Status: Blocked". ABC News9. July 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-07-11.
  4. ^ "Facebook Faces Censorship in Iran". American Islamic Congress. August 29, 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. Retrieved April 30, 2008.
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference NK was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  6. ^ Javaid, Azaan (2020-02-01). "This is how Kashmiris are using Facebook, Twitter despite Modi govt ban on social media". ThePrint. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  7. ^ "North Korea's internet is as weird as you think it is". Fox News. 9 November 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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