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Myanmar military bans Twitter and Instagram

Updated: February 6, 2021 12:25 pm
The Myanmar military widened its restriction on the internet as it ordered a ban on Twitter and Instagram in the country on Friday. The largest mobile operator of the country Telnor reported that the military has ordered it to shut down Twitter and Instagram till further orders. Earlier, the military had ordered a temporary shut down of Facebook till February 7. The internet shutdown tracking website NetBlocks also reported that twitter is being restricted in Myanmar on multiple network providers.

The opposition to the military takeover in the country has been growing ever since it took over power and detained the leader of the civilian government Aung San Suu Kyi and others on February 1. University teachers in the largest city of the country Yangon demonstrated in support of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi by displaying the three finger salute and wearing the red ribbon, reports the BBC. Similar protests were reported from other regions like the Kachin state and Sittwe in Rakhine province. Earlier, residents of Yangon and some other cities in Myanmar had protested by banging pots and honking cars against the military government. However, the situation has remained largely peaceful in the country.

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