An Update on the Situation in Myanmar
Following the military coup in Myanmar on February 1, the situation on the ground remains volatile and Facebook is adapting to meet these events.
Second, protect freedom of expression for the tens of millions of Myanmar citizens who rely on Facebook now more than ever. Third, ensure that Facebook, Messenger and our family of apps stay online as a source of information and means of communication.
Facebook is treating the situation in Myanmar as an emergency. Beyond that, we’ve put several measures in place to support our community in Myanmar during this time. Key among these is the decision to significantly reduce the distribution of all content on Facebook Pages and profiles run by the Myanmar Military (“Tatmadaw”) that have continued to spread misinformation. Among other military-run accounts, these measures apply to the Tatmadaw Information Team’s Facebook Page and to Tatmadaw spokesperson Brigadier-General Zaw Min Tun’s Facebook account. This same action will be applied to any additional pages that the military controls that repeatedly violate our misinformation policies.
Feb 21, 2021 at 04:18