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Myanmar Is the Leading Edge of Digital Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

Myanmar Is the Leading Edge of Digital Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

By Gerard McDermott
The military junta is introducing Southeast Asia to the Chinese model of state surveillance and information control.

Myanmar Junta Set to Pass Draconian Cyber Security Law

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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