Papua New Guinea to unplug Facebook for one month

Signal of change / Papua New Guinea to unplug Facebook for one month

By Ella-Louise Micallef / 06 Jun 2018

Papua New Guinea will have access to Facebook temporarily turned off for a month in order for the Government's analysts to study the platform's impact on the propagation of fake news and misinformation.

So what?

This could help provide a basis to better understand the impact of Facebook, not only on fake news, but also on its function in society.

However, what unintended implications might there be for citizens of not being able to use one of their main platforms for communication? 

Sources

https://www.axios.com/facebook-papua-new-guinea-shutdown-fake-news-ce801ec1-7589-4e82-848e-bd35a8a4d57b.html

What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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