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Hanoi (VNA) -
The Philippine military said on September 23 that it will review the social media accounts of service members after Facebook took down a network linked to state security forces it accused of "coordinated inauthentic behaviour".

Facebook said it had removed two networks - one traced to the Philippines and another to China's Fujian province - for violating its policies, Channel News Asia reported.

The Philippine network involved 57 Facebook accounts, 31 pages and 20 Instagram profiles, according to Nathaniel Gleicher, head of security policy at the social media giant.

Philippine military chief Lieutenant-General Gilbert Gapay on September 23 urged troops to comply with Facebook guidelines.

The armed forces of the Philippines do not tolerate the uploading of fake news and fictitious social media accounts, he said.

"This development also prompted us to review personnel accounts and remind them of our policies," he was cited by Channel News Asia as saying.

In January 2019, Facebook also removed hundreds of pages with 43 million followers linked to a local digital marketing group./.