So Macedonia friended me today…

Macedonian officials are outraged after Facebook removed Macedonia’s Ministry of the Interior’s Facebook profile today. According to Facebook Macedonia’s authoritarian government has been using the site for surveillance purposes, keeping tabs on journalists with Macedonian media outlets. In addition: “alleged reasons for canceling the profile included the fact that personal profiles are intended for personal and noncommercial use by individual persons, posting of disturbing photographs on the profile – including post-mortem remains of crime victims, as well as the opportunity for violations of privacy of other Facebook users.”

What type of photos the Macedonian government is posting is baffling to me. However, this just goes to show that authoritarian governments are having a hard time regulating the Internet’s new communication mediums.

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