EXPLAINER: Why is Facebook banning Myanmar military pages?

Facebook announced Thursday that it is removing all remaining Myanmar military and military-controlled pages from its site and from Instagram, which it also owns. It said it will also block advertising from military-linked businesses. The decision follows a Feb. 1 coup in which the military removed elected leaders from power and jailed others. Days after […]

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

YANGON, Myanmar — Members of a group supporting Myanmar’s military junta attacked and injured people protesting Thursday against the army’s Feb. 1 seizure of power that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. At least several people were injured in the attacks in Myanmar’s largest city. The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff […]

UK top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling

The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled that Uber drivers should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed ByThe Associated Press February 19, 2021, 10:28 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Friday that Uber drivers should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed, […]

Myanmar draft cybersecurity law adds to protests over coup

BANGKOK — A draft cybersecurity law due to be implemented in Myanmar has raised protests that it will be used to quash dissent rather than protect privacy. Human rights advocates issued statements Friday urging the country’s military leaders to drop the plan and end internet disruptions that have intensified since a Feb. 1 coup. The […]

Myanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expand

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s new military authorities appeared to have cut most access to the internet on Saturday as they faced a rising tide of protest over their coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government. Numerous internet users noted a slow disappearance of data services, especially from mobile service providers, that accelerated sharply […]

Internet access restored as Myanmar coup protests grow

YANGON, Myanmar — As enthusiastic crowds of tens of thousands marched through the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday to protest last week’s coup ousting Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, their spirits were lifted by the return of internet services that had been blocked a day earlier. Separate protests that began in various […]