The military regime in Myanmar can no longer use Facebook with immediate effect. It will also be banned from Instagram owned by Facebook.
According to Facebook The platform has been misused by the military since it staged a coup in Myanmar on February 1. “Events since then, including the deadly violence, have prompted this ban. We believe the risk is too great for the military to use Facebook and Instagram.”
Today, Facebook also decided to stop accepting ads from companies linked to Tatmadaw, as the Myanmar Army is called. Facebook uses a list compiled by the United Nations in 2019 to identify which companies they are.
Facebook says that if the military spreads misinformation or breaks instructions, action has already been taken. On February 11th, Facebook announced that it would only allow to limit incoming messages from Tatmadaw.
The protests continue
A few days after the coup, the military regime was banned Access to Facebook. Citizens began protests against that social media.
Continues daily Thousands of people are taking to the streets To protest against the coup. The army regularly intervened with violence.
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