Myanmar blocks Twitter amid outrage at coup
08 February 2021 | 9:25 am
The new ruling junta in Myanmar has blocked access to Twitter and Instagram, after users flocked there in response to the military pulling the plug on Facebook. A popular messaging app was also experiencing outages.
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High-profile international prisoners released as part of an amnesty by the junta in Myanmar, including a British former ambassador and an Australian former adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi, have reached Thailand.
Some users on social media are sharing images that show debris of the alleged S-300 air defence missile that killed two people in Poland this Tuesday. One of the images being shared is actually from projectile remains found in Dagestan in October 2020. We tell you which images to look out for online in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Toru Kubota, a Japanese documentary filmmaker who was sentenced to ten years in prison in Myanmar, has expressed relief after being freed by the junta in an amnesty. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
Twitter's new owner Elon Musk said on Monday the social media company is holding off the relaunch of its blue check subscription service, a delay from his initial tentative timeline to bring back the service on the platform.
Myanmar's ruling military junta has issued new rules making it harder for foreign aid groups to operate in the country. NGO's will need to adapt their strategies to reach those in need.
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