Social networking service company Facebook has banned pages and accounts related to Myanmar’s military, which seized power on February 1 by overthrowing the government.

According to international media, the social networking service company Facebook has said that it is banning the pages and accounts of Myanmar’s military, military-controlled media outlets, and advertisements of military-affiliated trade organizations from its sites Facebook and Instagram.

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According to Facebook, the ban has been imposed in the wake of the country’s February 1 coup and violence.

It should be noted that on February 1, the military seized power in Myanmar and declared a one-year state of emergency. The military cited alleged irregularities in voting during the November 8 general election as a justification for its action.

The National League for Democracy (NLD) party won the election, and the military said it was committed to protecting democracy and holding fair elections after the end of the emergency.

Following the military coup, Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, and other high-ranking officials were detained and charged with electoral fraud.

Protests continue in Myanmar against the military’s takeover, with several people injured and four killed.

The United States and Britain have imposed sanctions on Myanmar over its military.

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