Facebook will significantly reduce the distribution of content from profiles and pages managed by the Myanmar military, in response to the misinformation after the February 1 coup.
While social media has often been reluctant to take sides in various political disputes, Facebook is taking different steps and taking immediate steps to stop the distribution of content by the Myanmar military.
The company limited the scope of Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun's team, adding that "the same action will be taken on any additional pages controlled by military personnel who repeatedly violate our misinformation policies," the company said in a statement.
It raises additional safeguards for journalists, activists and ousted political leaders and eliminates misleading news that there has been widespread fraud or foreign intervention in the November elections in the country.
Thousands took to the streets in protest of the military order, demanding the release of political leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi. The army responded by arresting most of its aides.
The military junta has intensified its action against civil servants lawyers and other professionals in an effort to quell protests ahead of large-scale demonstrations scheduled for Friday, a public holiday.
"We are seeing a worrying increase in arrests and detentions, especially at night," said Matthew Smith, chief executive of Fortify Rights, a human rights group.
Source of information: straitstimes.com