Censorship of Facebook

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Facebook has been replacing traditional media channels since its founding in 2004.[1] Censorship in the media, especially on Facebook, is due to a variety of reasons, since Facebook accepts all kinds of content, with little or no moderation. Because the site indiscriminately displays material posted by users publicly, Facebook effectively can sometimes threaten oppressive governments (especially in totalitarian regimes), while also propelling fake news, hate speech and misinformation, thereby undermining the credibility of online platforms and social media. Many countries have banned or temporarily limited access to the social networking website[2] Facebook, including China,[2] Iran,[3] Syria,[4] and North Korea.[5][6] Use of the website has also been restricted in various ways in other countries. As of May 2016, the only countries to ban access around the clock to the social networking site are China, Iran, Syria, and North Korea. 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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  3. ^ "Facebook Faces Censorship in Iran". American Islamic Congress. August 29, 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. Retrieved April 30, 2008.
  4. ^ "Syria blocks Facebook in Internet crackdown". Reuters. 2007-11-23. Archived from the original on 2019-12-01. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  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". 9 November 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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