Facebook urges Myanmar Military to unblock social media


Facebook has expressed extreme concern about orders to shut down internet access in Myanmar and called on authorities to unblock access to social media services, an official from the social media company said.

Myanmar’s new military junta had ordered the blockage of Facebook and other social media platforms in recent days, but internet access was cut altogether on Saturday.

“We are extremely concerned by orders to shut down the internet in Myanmar,” said Rafael Frankel, Facebook’s director of public policy, APAC emerging countries.

“We strongly urge the authorities to order the unblocking of all social media services.”

Source: Reuters

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