It is often said that Facebook is synonymous with the internet in Myanmar. Yet this oversimplification does not take into account what people make of the digital world, Myanmar-based innovation lab Phandeeyar reported in its newly released study.Read more
Social media giant Facebook has banned four more groups, which it described as “dangerous organizations” based on their verified use of the platform to incite violence and attacks on civilians in Myanmar.
The Arakan Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, Kachin Independence Army, and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) were taken down Tuesday, 5 February 2019, and prevented from using Facebook’s services to “fuel tension on the ground.”Read more
Some of the press freedom- and free expression-related events and issues you might have missed last weekRead more
HSIPAW, Shan State, Myanmar – The sounds of gunshots and heavy shelling are far from new for the residents ofRead more
Efforts to expunge hate speech from social media platforms in Myanmar are hampered by the volume of traffic, multiple languagesRead more
Social media posts about the jailed Reuters journalists shows that many users believe they betrayed the country because they reported unpalatable facts.Read more