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Opinion

Facebook must confront its Asian shortcomings

Group should beef up presence to handle challenges from extremists

| Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

Mark Zuckerberg has clearly had a very bad week. In the aftermath of revelations about the British research group Cambridge Analytica, Facebook's founder is enduring a firestorm of criticism on both sides of the Atlantic about unauthorized access to users' personal data.

Yet these American and European attacks should not disguise the fact that Facebook now faces a severe political backlash across Asia too. And the social network largely has itself to blame.

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