Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Facebook removes pages from Myanmar state broadcaster | NOW


Facebook has pages from the Myanmar state broadcaster MRTV deleted. State television warned residents that demonstrating against the coup may “cost lives.” The statement violates Facebook’s policy against violence and incitement, according to the company.

The army seized power in the Southeast Asian country on February 1, because of alleged fraud in the elections. However, there is no evidence for this.

Inhabitants of Myanmar have been demonstrating against the military junta for days. State broadcaster MRTV activists warned Sunday of deadly consequences. A day earlier, two people were killed after police in Mandalay city began shooting at protesters.

“Protesters are now inciting people to follow a path of confrontation that will cost lives,” wrote MRTV. The statement violates its policies against violence and incitement to violence, according to Facebook.

Facebook also previously deleted pages from the Myanmar army, because they would incite violence.

Facebook trading has a history. In 2018, the company acknowledged that it had done too little to combat incitement to violence. The social medium has been used to divide and incite hatred against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have fled Myanmar because of military oppression. The Myanmar army is said to have raped and murdered refugees on a large scale. The United Nations (UN) is investigating the abuses.



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