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Facebook will block foreign ads and ‘bad actors’ before Thai election


Facebook and its subsidiary WhatsApp have promised to get tougher on 'fake news' that could influence this year’s elections in Asia. — SCMP

Facebook and its subsidiary WhatsApp have promised to get tougher on 'fake news' that could influence this year’s elections in Asia. — SCMP

Facebook will block foreign electoral ads in Thailand in the run-up to the country’s March 24 election, a move some observers claimed will benefit the country’s ruling military junta. The site, however, insisted the measures were “unrelated to a government request”.

The social media site on Thursday said it has expanded enforcement in Thailand to protect “the integrity of elections while making sure people can have a voice in the political process”.

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