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Myanmar orders Internet providers to block Facebook services

Myanmar orders Internet providers to block Facebook services



Internet providers in Myanmar including state-owned telecom MPT were blocking access to Facebook-owned services in
the country on Thursday (Feb 4), days after military leaders seized power in a coup.


A letter posted online by the Ministry of Communications and Information overnight said Facebook would be blocked until
Feb 7 for the sake of "stability".


Some users in Myanmar reported they were not able to access several Facebook services.


Network monitoring group NetBlocks confirmed state-owned telecom MPT, which says it has 23 million users, had blocked
Facebook as well as its Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp services. Norway's Telenor Asa said it had just blocked

Facebook to comply with the directive.


Facebook spokesman Andy Stone acknowledged the disruption.


"We urge authorities to restore connectivity so that people in Myanmar can communicate with their families and friends
and access important information," he said.


Half of Myanmar's 53 million people use Facebook, which for many is synonymous with the Internet.


"Currently the people who are troubling the country's stability ... are spreading fake news and misinformation and causing
misunderstanding among people by using Facebook," the ministry letter said.

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