Facebook is Now Blocked in Myanmar

Facebook reported on Thursday that several of its services had been disrupted in Myanmar after a military coup took place there earlier this week.

 

“We note that access to Facebook is currently suspended for certain people,” said a spokesperson for the social network. “We urge the authorities to re-establish connections.”

NetBlocks, an NGO committed to internet freedom and monitoring global internet governance, reported that ISPs in Myanmar blocked access to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

According to the organization, they are likely to comply with an order from the authorities.

The army in Myanmar took control of the country on Monday and declared a state of emergency for a year. Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader, and dozens of other politicians were placed under house arrest.

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