Facebook could be looking at month-long ban in Papua New Guinea, of all places. The country’s government says that the ban would only be temporary, and that it would use that the downtime to study the effects that the social network has on its population.
The Papua New Guinea government further explained that it wants to collect information on existing users that are hiding behind fake accounts; accounts that it says are being used to upload adult content, or to post news that could potentially be fake and misleading.
Papua New Guinea will not be the first country to instill a ban on Facebook. The service has been banned in China and Iran since 2009.