Cambodian Leader Buys Facebook Likes To Improve Political Influence
Jennifer Grygiel, assistant professor of communications at the Newhouse School, was mentioned in The Telegraph arguing her opinion on what she thinks about Cambodian leader, Hun Sen, buying fake Facebook likes to better his political influence. Hun Sen is denying the accusations.
Grygiel states, “There was not a really strong, aggressive response from the company, besides saying this keeps us up awake at night…It was incredible. I really don’t see them taking accountability.” She argues, “We need to be paying more attention to other places around the world where this (Facebook) is having a real human impact.” She continues to say, “Then you have the military using it and government leaders and entities and all of a sudden it’s not a social media platform any more, it’s a state funded platform in Myanmar.”