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Myanmar monks vow to stay on Facebook, say will dodge ban to tell the truth

United Nations officials investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar have said Facebook has been a source of propaganda

Sam Aung Moon & Yimou Lee | Reuters  |  Yangon 

Myanmar’s hardline monks will dodge bans on Facebook and keep using it to “tell the truth”, they said after the social media giant barred several Buddhist nationalists for hate messages targeting Rohingya Muslims. United Nations officials investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar have said Facebook has been a source of propaganda against the minority in a country where it has become a near-ubiquitous communications tool as the economy opens up. Myanmar’s nationalist monks and activists, who have emerged as a political force in recent years, have been ...

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 21:31 IST
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