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Telecoms groups accused of disinformation tactics

14.02.2020
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The Financial Times reports that Facebook has removed fake pages and accounts linked to Vietnam’s Viettel and Myanmar’s Mytel for using disinformation against competitors. The paper says that the pages appeared to be an ‘independent telecoms news hub, posing as customers critical of the companies’ telecoms rivals, and spreading fake news of alleged business failures, market exits and fraudulent activity at those rivals.’ In response, Viettel Group is quoted as saying that it
‘does not, in any manner, condone any unethical or unlawful business practice. We are actively verifying Facebook’s information. Any employee or member of the group, if proven to be involved in such practice, will have to take full responsibility.’

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The Financial Times reports that Facebook has removed fake pages and accounts linked to Vietnam’s Viettel and Myanmar’s Mytel for using disinformation against competitors.

Theme:
Innovation and Content
Region:
Asia Pacific
Series:
Regulatory Watch
disinformation, facebook, Fake news, mytel, viettel
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