‘Facebook’ in Myanmar, banned by the military

Myanmar is banned from using the social media application Facebook a few days after the military staged a coup d’etat against the country’s democratic government.

According to military officials, the decision was made for Myanmar to achieve “stability.”

The said social media platform is the only unique internet access of Myanmar residents.

Based on the data, half of Myanmar’s 53 million people use Facebook because uploading pictures and videos is free.

In recent days, various groups of activists have created a Facebook page to contact each other regarding the coup d’etat.

Authorities on Monday arrested the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi along with several other senior leaders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged the rest of the world to ensure that the coup d’etat of the military in Myanmar never succeeds.

It also called for the reinstatement of the constitutional order in Myanmar, or better known as Burma. He said Guterres hopes that there will also be unity in the Security Council.

Guterres also promised that he will do everything to encourage the international community to put pressure on the military in Myanmar so that their coup d’etat does not succeed.

According to the Ministry of Communications and Information, the said social media platform will be blocked until February 7.

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