Meta bans Myanmar military-owned telco from Facebook

Myanmar’s army junta chief has woken up to discover his partly-owned telecom firm Mytel being barred from Facebook as Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s new firm umbrella, is pulling the plug on enterprise related to the Tatmadaw, the Burmese navy. Facebook has almost 29 million users in Myanmar, in a rustic with a inhabitants of fifty four million.
Mytel is on of four major telecommunications companies in Myanmar. Mytel is operated in a three way partnership between the Burmese military and Viettel, owned by Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence.
Now Meta has announced that it’s banning Burmese military-controlled businesses from the Facebook platform, presently the preferred social media in Myanmar. The sweep wipes out pages, teams and accounts related to businesses owned both instantly by the army or companies related to military-owned companies as shareholders.
It’s a second round of bans and deletions for Facebook. Just before implementing restrictions back in February, simply after the military coup, Facebook said that it was working to “significantly reduce the distribution of all content” on pages and profiles run by the Tatmadaw.
Facebook’s newest move comes as the popular social media platform facs mounting criticism over its failure to forestall the circulation of fake information and hate speech in Myanmar.

Lawyers from the US and the UK have launched a US$150 billion lawsuit on behalf of Rohingya refugees, alleging that the social media network was used to “foment violence against the minority Rohingya population”.
ติดตั้งโซล่าเซลล์ ราคา than 730,000 Rohingya individuals fled Rakhine State since atrocities in August 2017 when military-led mass executions, gang rapes, and arson have been used as a half of a genocidal campaign that has been roundly condemned by the UN and individual governments.
Rights teams and UN investigators have been calling out Meta to take away any Myanmar military-associated businesses from its platform. Facebook has turn into the go-to social media for Burmese folks for the reason that Junta seized energy in February this 12 months although the Junta have done their best to restrict social media by turning off lots of the state-owned telecommunications towers.
A Facebook employee told native media outlet Myanmar Now that the agency has taken motion in opposition to “hundreds” of extra accounts and pages linked to military-controlled enterprises, together with Mytel.
The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, earlier than 2017 a inhabitants of around 1 million folks.
Burmese buddhists, usually, don’t count the Rohingya as citizens, nor as being one of Myanmar’s recognised ethnic teams..

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