Facebook mentions Kashmir as separate country in blog, corrects it

NEW DELHI: Facebook on Wednesday apologised for erroneously naming Kashmir as a separate country in a blog post that mentioned countries targeted by an Iranian network and said it has removed the reference.

The social media giant, on Tuesday, had said it has removed 513 pages, groups and accounts for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic” behaviour as part of multiple networks tied to Iran.

It had added that they operated in Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan or broadly across the Middle East and North Africa. The blog post had mentioned Kashmir among the list as well.

“We mistakenly included ‘Kashmir’ in our blog post when listing the countries and regions impacted by the Iranian network we disrupted for coordinated inauthentic behaviour,” Facebook said in a statement on Wednesday.  (AGENCIES)