Myanmar orders telecom networks to temporarily block Facebook

Myanmar has ordered local telecom firms to temporarily block Facebook in the Southeast Asian nation days after the military seized power in the country in a military coup.

Several users on Myanmar subreddit reported moments ago that Facebook was already inaccessible for them, suggesting that internet service providers have already started to comply with the order. In its order, Myanmar alleges that Facebook is contributing to instability in the country.

NetBlocks, which tracks global internet usage, reports that MPT, a state-owned telecom operator that commands the market, has blocked Facebook as well as Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp on its network.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This is a developing story. More to follow…

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