Facebook, Instagram ban military and related pages with immediate effect

Facebook, Instagram ban military and related pages with immediate effect

In a February 24th update to its February 11th statement, Facebook through its Director of Policy, APAC Emerging Countries, Rafael Frankel, announced that it would be banning the “remaining Myanmar military (“Tatmadaw”) and military-control

Facebook blocked to curb unrest

Telco operators and internet service providers have been ordered to block access to Facebook, as well as affiliated apps, including Messenger and Instagram. At the time of writing, the Facebook ban has been issued until February 7. Users are already

Gambia seeks access to Tatmadaw Facebook data

Lawyers representing the Gambia have requested the U.S. to force Facebook to hand over content posted by the Myanmar Military (Tatmadaw). The Gambia claims the content generated in 2017 and 2018 could shed light on alleged human rights abuses against

Military returns to Facebook

After a two-year boycott of Myanmar’s most popular social network, the Myanmar Military (Tadmadaw) has returned to Facebook with two new public-facing pages. The pages “Tatmadaw True News Information Team” and “Zaw Min TunR

Facebook suspends Myanmar accounts spreading fake news

Facebook announced that it has removed a network of bogus accounts and pages. It banned 13 accounts and 10 pages that had ties to Mytel, Myanmar’s fourth telecom provider that launched in 2018, and its foreign stakeholder, Vietnamese telecom Vi
Facebook shuts more accounts in Myanmar over covert messages

Facebook shuts hundreds of pages linked to military

Social media giant Facebook shuts hundreds of military-linked pages on its platform, for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior”.  The most popular social media app in Myanmar has come under considerable criticism for failing to crackdown