Facebook bans all junta-linked accounts, ads

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Social media giant Facebook announced yesterday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar’s military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army’s seizure of power on February 1.

It said in a statement that it was treating the post-coup situation in Myanmar as an “emergency,” explaining that the ban was precipitated by events since the coup, including “deadly violence”.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin