Social media giant Meta is rejecting a recommendation made by its own Oversight Board to suspend Cambodian leader Hun Sen’s Facebook account for inciting violence.
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The Oversight Board, created by Meta to adjudicate difficult content decisions, asked the company in June to suspend the account of then-Prime Minister Hun Sen based on a video he posted earlier this year where he threatened to “beat up” opponents, “send gangsters” to their homes and “arrest a traitor with sufficient evidence at midnight.”
News of the board’s recommendation, which marked the first time it had asked for a head of government to be banned from Meta’s platforms, prompted Hun Sen to publicly quit Facebook and threaten a countrywide ban of it.