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Turbulent Thailand

Facebook removes Thai army-linked pages targeting restive South

Social media giant says military used fake accounts; its ban follows Twitter's

Facebook has removed accounts linked to the Thai army for spreading false information that could incite trouble in the country's southern provinces. (Source photo by AFP/Jiji) 

BANGKOK -- Facebook became the second social media company after Twitter to remove accounts it suspected were linked to the Thai military, taking down a total of 185 pages and groups, including those on Instagram, for perpetuating false information that could stir up trouble in its restive south.

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