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Papua New Guinea to Ban Facebook For A Month

•, The Hill

Papua New Guinea is banning Facebook for one month in order to research the social network's effects on the population and to crack down on fake accounts.

Sam Basil, the country's communication minister, said that the one-month ban will allow his agency to "filter" fake accounts and pornography from the website.

"The time will allow information to be collected to identify users that hide behind fake accounts, users that upload pornographic images, users that post false and misleading information on Facebook to be filtered and removed," he told the Post Courier newspaper in Papua New Guinea, according to The Guardian. "This will allow genuine people with real identities to use the social network responsibly."