Myanmar orders internet providers to block Twitter and Instagram in the country

Myanmar People Stage Protests As Internet Is Cut
A protester makes three-finger salute as another holds up a poster of de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an anti-coup march February 6th in Yangon, Myanmar | Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images

Not long after it blocked Facebook, Myanmar has now ordered mobile networks and internet service providers to block Twitter and Facebook-owned Instagram in the country as well. The southeast Asian country’s military seized power in a coup earlier this week, detaining its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi along with other government officials.

Facebook users had reportedly been using the social media platform to protest the coup, sharing photos of themselves giving the three-finger salute that’s become associated with resistance in the area.

“All mobile operators, international gateways and internet service providers in Myanmar received a directive on 5 February 2021 from the Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) to,…

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