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Myanmar Junta Set to Pass Draconian Cyber Security Law
January 31, 2022

Myanmar Junta Set to Pass Draconian Cyber Security Law

By Sebastian Strangio
Among the provisions is a ban on VPNs, which the population has used to circumvent state controls on social media networks like Facebook.

Internet ‘Whitelist’ Highlights Myanmar Military’s Wishful Economic Thinking
May 26, 2021

Internet ‘Whitelist’ Highlights Myanmar Military’s Wishful Economic Thinking

By Sebastian Strangio
Facebook and Twitter are out. A suite of business applications and messaging services are in.
Reports Expose Myanmar Junta’s Planned Internet Stranglehold
May 19, 2021

Reports Expose Myanmar Junta’s Planned Internet Stranglehold

By Sebastian Strangio
Even if successful, the military's internet plans will deepen its political isolation and economic dysfunction.

Report Says Myanmar Internet a ‘Virtual Battlefield’
May 18, 2021

Report Says Myanmar Internet a ‘Virtual Battlefield’

By Elaine Kurtenbach
The Myanmar military is developing an "intranet" for inside the country that allows mobile access only to approved, or "whitelisted" applications.

Myanmar’s Unsustainable Social Media Shutdown
April 12, 2021

Myanmar’s Unsustainable Social Media Shutdown

By Pete Hunt
Countries may backtrack on democracy, but never on Facebook usage.

Myanmar Protests Resume After Second Night of Internet Shutdown
February 16, 2021

Myanmar Protests Resume After Second Night of Internet Shutdown

By Associated Press
The protests come ahead of a scheduled court appearance by Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday.

Myanmar Junta Readies Draconian Cyber-Security Legislation
February 12, 2021

Myanmar Junta Readies Draconian Cyber-Security Legislation

By Sebastian Strangio
The draft law is clearly intended to rein in the use of social media by the country's burgeoning Civil Disobedience Movement.
Myanmar Blocks Facebook as Resistance Grows to Coup
February 04, 2021

Myanmar Blocks Facebook as Resistance Grows to Coup

By Associated Press
The move came amid a growing campaign of civil disobedience following Monday's military takeover.

Myanmar Must End Its Internet Shutdown
July 15, 2020

Myanmar Must End Its Internet Shutdown

By Jieun Pyun
Myanmar’s internet shutdown is the world’s longest, depriving its people of their rights.

Social Media Exhibits Its Disruptive Power in Myanmar
November 09, 2017

Social Media Exhibits Its Disruptive Power in Myanmar

By Tej Parikh
The dark side of social media – fake news, sectarian divisions, propaganda – is on display in Myanmar.

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