Facebook To Now Ban Accounts From Military Coup Overseas

(PatrioticPost.com)- Meta Platforms Inc., the new umbrella company that owns Facebook, revealed on Wednesday that it would block all businesses controlled by the Myanmar military from having any kind of presence on its social media networks. That includes Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms owned by the group.

The announcement is an extension of an announcement that came in February, confirming that any entity connected to the “Tatmadaw” military would be blocked from advertising on their platforms.

Rafael Frankel, the Pacific director of public policy for emerging countries at Meta, said that the decision was made based on “extensive documentation” from the international community about how those businesses play a role in funding the Tatmadaw.

It comes after Myanmar’s democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown in a military coup and sentenced to years in prison. The overthrowing of the legitimate government prompted protests all over the country, and even the rest of the world.

Representatives of the Myanmar military didn’t return requests for comment about the meta.

According to Frankel, Meta has successfully identified companies that fund the Tatmadaw based on a report from a United Nations fact-finding mission in Myanmar from 2019.

Frankel also said that more than 100 accounts have been removed so far.

The social media platform plays a huge role in Myanmar, as the biggest and most popular online social network. It is used not just by the military but also by soldiers and protesters.

This might be the first time that Facebook used its powers for good. How about that?