• Facebook Bans Myanmar's Military From Platform Amid Coup
(Image: Yonhap News)
(Image: Yonhap News)
[Anchor]

Facebook has banned Myanmar's military and its affiliates from using its platforms with immediate effect.

The BBC's Nick Marsh reports from Singapore.

[Reporter]

Facebook says the risks of allowing the army on its platforms are now too great given its history or what it calls exceptionally severe human rights abuses.

Facebook is by far the most popular social media site in Myanmar with over 20 million users.

And the military leadership even tried to block the platform in the early days of the coup.

The U.S. tech giant also said it would be banning all military-linked businesses from advertising.

This could be difficult since most business in Myanmar is tied to the army in one way or another.
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