Myanmar’s new government has ordered internet providers in the country to block Facebook in an attempt to quell dissent following a successful military coup earlier this week, according to internet-monitoring service NetBlocks and internet company Telenor Myanmar.
By all accounts, there is a coup happening in Myanmar. And as part of the reported efforts to seize power, communications services in Myanmar including the internet have been restricted or cut off all together. Myanmar’s new parliament was supposed to meet today after its election in November last year….
Facebook, the social media giant that helped enable genocide and yet is still allowed to exist for some reason, had a big public relations push this weekend. And if the news stories that came out are giving you a sense of deja vu, you’re not alone.