An Indonesian was jailed for five years on Monday for a Facebook post deemed offensive to Islam, his lawyer said.
The efficient deployment of propaganda is a central tenet in the playbook used to concentrate power. Myanmar is no stranger to that playbook.
The Facebook scandal involving the harvesting of data from tens of millions of users has raised a lot of questions about social media and search engines.
Facebook said on Wednesday that personal data of as many as 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
The E.U. said reports that a firm hired by the Trump election campaign harvested the Facebook data of millions of users was "horrifying."