Social media giant Facebook has banned Myanmar’s military and its affiliates from its platforms.
The company said it acted after deciding “the risks of allowing the Myanmar military on Facebook and Instagram are too great.
The military has used Facebook to boost its claim of voter fraud in the 2020 election as half of Myanmar’s population use Facebook, which for many is synonymous with the internet. Facebook had just days earlier already banned the military’s main page for breaching its guidelines following the 1st of February coup.
Since the military seized power, it has arrested protesters, ordered internet blackouts and also banned social media platforms – including Facebook.