Facebook bans Myanmar military from its platforms with immediate effect

Facebook on Thursday said it had banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms with immediate effect, as weeks of mass demonstrations continue in the Southeast Asian country after the military seized power. “Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban,” Facebook said in […]

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A digital firewall in Myanmar, built with guns and wire cutters

The Myanmar soldiers descended before dawn February 1, bearing rifles and wire cutters. At gunpoint, they ordered technicians at telecom operators to switch off the internet. For good measure, the soldiers snipped wires without knowing what they were severing, according to an eyewitness and a person briefed on the events. The data center raids in […]

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Myanmar military denies coup, promises to hand back power

Myanmar’s military denied on Tuesday that its ouster of the elected government was a coup, saying its action was justified because fraud in a November election was not addressed, and it would hand back power after a new election. “Our objective is to hold an election and hand power to the winning party,” Brigadier General […]

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Myanmar rattled by army movements, apparent internet cutoff

YANGON: Sightings of armoured personnel carriers in Myanmar‘s biggest city and an internet shutdown raised political tensions late Sunday, after vast numbers of people around the country flouted orders against demonstrations to protest the military’s seizure of power. Public concern has already been heightened for the past few nights by what many charge is the […]

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