Cambodia PM ditches Facebook as Meta mulls case over alleged threats

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has stopped using Facebook to communicate with the public in favour of Telegram, switching to what he called a “better” application amid an ongoing case over whether he violated Meta Platforms’ rules.

The self-styled strongman, who has led Cambodia for nearly four decades, has been accused by human rights groups of using Meta’s Facebook to intimidate political opponents and discourage criticism of his government, which his administration denies.

Meta’s independent oversight board took on a case in March centred on allegations that Hun Sen violated Meta’s community standards on violence and incitement.

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