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Nauruan Gov't Says Ban on Facebook and Such Protects Citizens from "Abuse, Harassment and Bullying"

The Nauruan government says ban on websites such as Facebook is to protect its citizens from "abuse, harassment and bullying" as the United Nations urges the island's controversial regime to lift its ban on freedom of expression and human rights. "Nauru launched the defence at a hearing in Geneva on Tuesday night, where the island's human rights record, including the plight of refugees and asylum seekers turned away from Australia, came under the international microscope… Access to Facebook was reportedly barred in May this year and apps such as Skype and Viber are also understood to be blocked."

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