The social media company says the Myanmar militaries has been using the platform to spread misinformation. The company revealed that its restricting the content posted by Tatmadaw the official name of the Myanmar military is using the platform to spread false information.
The social media company is enforcing company policy, which will affect the Facebook page of Tatmadaw, Tatmadaw spokesperson brigadier general Zaw min Tun’s Facebook account and other military account owned.
The company has also limited the Myanmar government agencies ability to ask Facebook for content removal, it is actively eliminating any content supporting the coup, and misinformation that there was any foreign interference in Myanmar’s 2020 election in November, as well as content that encourage people to bring weapons to any location across the country.
The Myanmar’s military-led by General Min Aung Hlaing detained the country’s elected leader (Aung San Suu Kyi) in early February after Suu Kyi emerged as the country elected leader in the last election by a landslide, but Suu Kyi opponent has the backing of the military and is claiming the election result was manipulated.
Activists are protesting across the country demanding for Suu Kyi to be released. Both the military and activist are using Facebook to reach out to people across the country,