back to article Facebook decommissions 185 accounts run by Thai military

Facebook has for the first time deleted accounts associated with the Thai government due to “coordinated inauthentic behavior”. The crackdown has removed 77 individual Facebook accounts, 72 Facebook pages, 18 Facebook groups and 18 Instagram accounts. The accounts had a collective 703,000 followers, the Facebook groups had a …

  1. Khaptain Silver badge

    Social media and politics

    I can foresee a time in the near future where Social Media sites will all be government owned/controlled.

    Governments love them when they can be used as propaganda machines but hate them when the pendulum swings in the opposite direction.

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Re: Social media and politics

      We see a lot of news every year like this with the companies deleting large numbers of fake accounts that have been set up in these circumstances that they claim to have discovered. I don't think that this completely eliminates fakes, it's just making the fakers work harder at creating accounts that escape the social media monitors.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "They'd collectively spent $350 on ads"

    Banned for acting too cheap?

    1. iron Silver badge

      Re: "They'd collectively spent $350 on ads"

      I was just about to say I bet they wouldn't have been banned if they had spent $350k.

  3. jgarbo

    Who cares?...

    In Thailand we use Facebook for business, simple database of customers. The political stupidity we leave to NED-backed suckers getting pocket money from CIA. It's something to do before classes start again. Relax.

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