Facebook is closing the Myanmar army’s account with “provocative” posts

T24 Foreign News

Facebook has closed the army’s main account in Myanmar, where protests continue after the military coup. The reason for Facebook’s closure of the Myanmar army’s account was “violation of the ban on violence.”

A statement from Facebook on the closure of the Army account said: “As part of our global policy, we have closed our account as a result of the Tatmadaw True News Information Team Page, which has disrupted our community. By repeatedly inciting standards to violence.”

As Facebook closes the Myanmar army’s news page, anti-coup measures in Myanmar are responding by cutting off internet access.

Myanmar actor was taken into custody

The famous Myanmar actor is known for his participation in anti-coup rallies Lu Min‘Learned to be controlled. The Myanmar army has accused six prominent officers, including Lu Ming, of calling for protests.

Military coup in Myanmar

Tensions have risen in the country as allegations of vote-rigging in Myanmar’s November 8, 2020 elections have resurfaced in recent weeks. Following pro-military demonstrations, the General Staff called on the government to clarify allegations of election manipulation on 28 January.

Myanmar’s military seized power on February 1, declared a state of emergency, took control of President Win Myint, the country’s foreign minister and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and leaders of the ruling National Democratic Union (NLD).

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