03 Mar 2020

Facebook claims Myanmar telco spent $1.2m on fake accounts to criticise competitors

Facebook published its first Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report on Monday, in which the company claimed that they had moved a network of fake pages and accounts allegedly operated by Vietnam’s Viettel and Myanmar’s Mytel. The network of fake accounts were created for the purpose of discrediting their competitors through the

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11 Nov 2019

Myanmar Genocide Lawsuit Is Filed at United Nations Court

On Monday, Gambia commenced legal action against the government of Myanmar for their purge of Rohingya Muslims residing in the country. Thousands of the minority group of Rohingya Muslims fled the country following a campaign of rape, arson, and killing. The lawsuit was filed at the International Court of Justice

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27 Aug 2018

Myanmar Generals Should Face Genocide Charges, U.N. Panel Says

“Myanmar’s army commander and other top generals should face trial in an international court for genocide against Rohingya Muslims and for crimes against humanity targeting other ethnic minorities, United Nations experts said on Monday after a yearlong investigation. Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the commander in chief of Myanmar’s army,

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08 Jun 2018

Facebook bans hardline Buddhist group in Myanmar after their role in Rohingya incitement

Facebook recently banned a group of hardline Myanmar Buddhists and a number of monks who played a significant role in the incitement to violence against the Rohingya. Facebook plays a large role in the country and the organization has come under criticism for failing to remove the content within what

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06 Jun 2018

Expert question geopolitical motivations behind Chinese investment in Myanmar

“To understand China’s top priority in Myanmar, forget Beijing’s involvement in the country’s sputtering peace process, or efforts to restart its backed but now suspended 3.9 billion USD hydroelectric dam, or even securing rights to extract copper at the locally resisted mine outside of Mandalay…these are all subordinate interests to

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