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Facebook's problematic role in Cambodia's diminishing democracy

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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - As Facebook attempts to rebrand itself following numerous scandals over user data and election manipulation, a recent case in Cambodia has highlighted the platform's disturbing popularity with strongmen , autocrats, and populists in Asia - a popularity that has seen no sign of abating.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is one of those strongmen. The leader, who has been in power for more than three decades, has the ninth most popular political page on Facebook, with slightly more likes than Hillary Clinton at approximately 10 million users - many of whom reside...
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