Bangkok, March 4 (AP) Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has said that the investigation into the removal of an account linked to the military by Facebook has been submitted to the Royal Thai Army.
Facebook had removed 77 accounts, 72 pages, 18 groups, and 18 Instagram accounts for violating its policy against government intervention.
Prayut said, “Facebook took this kind of action. This can be explained in many ways. We have to make it clear. ”
Facebook says that these accounts were created keeping in mind the people of the southern provinces of the country where the army had to face militancy for a long time.
Three activists Yingshape Achanont, Sareni Achavanuntakul, and Vinu John Wongsurawat filed a suit in the administrative court in Bangkok and urged the Royal Thai Army to stop the propaganda campaign.
“The military has no authority to carry out this kind of propaganda campaign,” Yingshape told reporters.
Twitter had revealed in October 2020 that it had detected a network of 926 accounts through which information about operations related to the military was reported. Twitter had said that posts related to the army and the government were shown exaggeratedly in these account posts and the opposition leaders were targeted.