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Myanmar army blocks Facebook

Amidst growing momentum for a campaign of civil disobedience since the coup, the Myanmar military has issued an order to local telecommunications companies to block the social networking site Facebook.

Since the army arrested senior government officials, the country’s president, and the leader of the ruling party, posts spread quickly on social media calling for civil disobedience.

Ministry of Transport and Communications informed telecommunications companies that access to the social media site was blocked until midnight on the seventh of February, claiming that “the site contributes to destabilizing the country.”

army’s takeover of power was met with international condemnations and demands for the release of the detainees, for its part, the United Nations said it had not received any direct update on the situation of Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the ruling party, and the other detainees.


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