Cambodia expels Facebook reps after PM deletes account

Government accuses social media giant of irregularities and dissemination of false information, but doesn't block platform.

The Cambodian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has expelled all Facebook representatives and ordered the US-based firm to halt all activities inside the kingdom.

The ministry said it reviewed the social media giant for irregularities, including the creation of fake accounts, use and collection of private data, dissemination of false information, lack of accountability and transparency, and interference in the political affairs of the country.

“In this regard, the ministry decided to expel Facebook representatives from Cambodia and stop all activities such as company representation, government relations, and private sector partnerships in the kingdom from now on,” it said in a statement on July 1.

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