In Myanmar, the government has been overthrown, following which the military government in the country closed the social media platform Facebook and now Twitter and Instagram have also been shut down here. Let us know that those who were opposing the coup coup were registering their protest through Facebook by posting photos and videos related to the demonstration. Social media apps have been blocked to maintain stability in the country and in the name of public interest.
On Friday, Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications ordered mobile networks and Internet service providers in the country to block Twitter and Instagram. CNN has given this information, citing Norwegian company Telenor. Telenor is the only company that provides mobile services in the country.
“The instructions issued in the country are valid under Myanmar’s telecommunications law, but Telenor Myanmar has challenged the need and proportionality of the instructions,” the telecom company said in a statement.
In response to the move, Twitter said it was “deeply concerned” about the order. A Twitter spokesperson told CNN Business, “It undermines public conversations and the right to hear people’s voices. Open Internet is under threat worldwide. We continue to advocate ending disastrous government-led shutdowns . ”
The social media platform Facebook said in a statement: “Telecom providers in Myanmar have been ordered to block Instagram permanently. We request authorities to restore connectivity so that people in Myanmar talk with family and friends And use the necessary information. “
Let me tell you that after posting a coup, people were registering their protest by posting pictures and videos on Facebook. The Myanmar army carried out a coup on Monday morning and detained Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Myint and other National League for Democracy (NLD) members.
The military says one reason for Aung San Suu Kyi’s removal of the elected civilian government was that it failed to properly investigate allegations of alleged widespread electoral irregularities.
The army has announced that it will govern for a year under a state of emergency and then hold elections in which the winners will take over the government.