Their report also criticized de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner and a past victor of the Nobel Peace Prize, of not doing enough to prevent the military operations in Rakhine state.
Yangon-based political analyst David Mathieson said that Facebook's action, together with the damning United Nations report, force Myanmar's military brass "into an isolation they're not going to like".
In some of the sternest language used to condemn a yearlong campaign of violence, the three-member fact-finding mission estimated that 10,000 people were killed, a figure they labeled as "conservative".
Some 700,000 Rohingya fled the crackdown and most are now living in refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. Some of the most serious violations were committed by the divisions reporting directly to the Deputy Commander-in-Chief General Soe Win.
The commander-in-chief of the army said the "clearance operation was defined as completing an unfinished job of solving the long-standing Bengali problem", which the mission say is an example of genocidal intent.
Decades of state-sponsored stigmatization against Rohingya had resulted in "institutionalized oppression from birth to death", the report said.
The call prompted Facebook, which has been criticised for allowing hate speech against the Rohingya to flourish, to ban the army chief and remove other pages tied to the country's military.
But in a trial that has commanded an worldwide spotlight and is widely seen as a litmus test for the civilian government's relationship with the press, the delay was widely perceived to have political motivations, especially as the decision comes on the eve of the U.N. Security Council briefing on Myanmar.
Speaking in Singapore last week, Ms. Suu Kyi said the military had acted in response to terrorist attacks and said she had a good relationship with Myanmar's generals.
The UN Security Council should refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC), and concerned governments should immediately present a UN resolution to establish an International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) to preserve evidence and assist in investigations for future prosecution of those responsible for atrocity crimes in Myanmar.
The military ruled Myanmar for almost 50 years after seizing power in a 1962 coup and retains considerable powers under a 2008 constitution.
The government uses Facebook to make major announcements, including the resignation of the country's president in March.
In late August 2017, rebels from the Rohingya Muslim community took up arms, denouncing ill-treatment of the stateless minority.
As NPR's Colin Dwyer reported earlier this month, "The Trump administration's sanctions were quickly criticized for aiming at the middle tiers of Myanmar's security apparatus and leaving its highest rungs untouched".
The UN report singled out Facebook for its "slow and ineffective" response. Facebook said the accounts it banned on Monday had 12 million followers.
The Facebook account for the de facto leader of the Myanmar government, Aung San Suu Kyi, was not removed, although there are allegations that it has been used to spread misinformation about the Rohingya and the violence in Rahkine.
The company had already pledged to hire more Burmese speakers to monitor hate speech on Facebook, but the removal of the military-linked accounts shows a step-up in actions against those accused of promoting anti-Rohingya rhetoric.
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