An Entire Country Unfriends Faceberg

“oops,” said Internet power-user Mark Faceberg.

Well this ought to give Faceberg night sweats:

“FACEBOOK users in the country can expect a month’s shutdown access to the site in [The entire country of Papua New Guinea] in order for the Communications and Information Technology Department to carry out research and analysis of its use.

“Communications Minister Sam Basil said that the shutdown would enable the department and National Research Institute to conduct further research on how the social network was being used by users.

“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.

“This will allow genuine people with real identities to use the social network responsibly,” Mr Basil said.

OK, so probably the entire country could shut off Faceberg and he won’t feel the pinch in his wallet, but here’s the part that will make him wake up, screaming:

“We can also look at the possibility of creating a new social network site for PNG citizens to use with genuine profiles as well.

“If there need be then we can gather our local applications developers to create a site that is more conducive for Papua New Guineans to communicate within the country and abroad as well,” he said.

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2 Responses to An Entire Country Unfriends Faceberg

  1. osirisopto says:

    Did the number of registered users in New Guinea exceed the population by 650%?
    Did they all speak Russian?

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  2. I would join PapuaBook….

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