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Facebook removes Myanmar military’s main page

Facebook has deleted the main page of the Myanmar military under its moderation policies, a day after two protestors were killed when police opened fire at a demonstration against the February 1 coup, reported Reuters. The junta's True News page was not available on February 21, Sunday. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed this to Reuters and said the True News Information Team Page was removed for repeated violations of Community Standards that prohibit incitement of violence and coordinating harm. https://twitter.com/AlexWarofka/status/1363326732120576004 Two people were killed in Mandalay on Saturday when polices and soldiers opened fire at protestors demonstrating against the military coup that deposed the democratic government led by Aung San Suu Kyi. Mandalay and Yangon have become the centre of the demonstrations. The country has seen eight consecutive night-time internet shutdowns, where in internet access if cut off between 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. local time, per internet blockages monitoring website Netblocks. Starting February 15, people began losing connectivity for eight hours every night, as protests against the coup continued. According to Netblocks, on February 18, Wikipedia was blocked upon the order of the military junta. All language editions, associated websites including Wikidata, and the Wikimedia Foundation's corporate presence were restricted on major network providers. February 21 was the eight consecutive night of internet being shut during the night. According to NPR, the US embassy in Yangon has received reports that Internet and mobile data "may not be available" on Monday in the city for the first half of the day.…

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