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Papua New Guinea bans Facebook for a month to root out ‘fake users’; Maybe India should follow this?

“The time will allow information to be collected to identify users that hide behind fake accounts, users that upload pornographic images, users that post false and misleading information on Facebook to be filtered and removed,” communication minister, Sam Basil told the Post Courier newspaper. “This will allow genuine people with real identities to use the social network responsibly.”

Basil said the risks and vulnerabilities of Facebook were wider than the potential threat of data breaches, and included the possibility of Facebook acting as an unchecked advertising platform, a threat to people’s productivity – especially among children and employees – and wider issues of cyber-security.

Isn’t it time for other countries like India to follow this?

Oh wait, who is benefitting from these fake profiles in India?

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