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Refugee advocates critical of Facebook ban claim it silences Nauru news

Refugee advocates critical of Facebook ban claim it silences Nauru news

Updated 1 May 2015, 17:13 AEST

A pressure group in Australia that works with refugees on Nauru says the shutdown of Facebook will severely impact those in the detention centre who use the social media network to communicate with the outside world.

Ian Rintoul dismisses claims by the government that they are simply trying to crack down on internet pornography.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Ian Rintoul, Refugee Action Coalition

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