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Myanmar's Military Blocks Internet Access to Quell Anti-Coup Protests

Myanmar's military temporarily blocked internet access following a coup ousting the country's elected government. Despite the effort to stop anti-coup protests, thousands took to the streets demanding Aung San Suu Kyi’s release. Internet access was eventually restored, but it wasn't the first time Myanmar banned the internet — it recently lifted the world's longest shutdown in another part of the country. Learn more and why this method is used in many countries to stifle political unrest.

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Myanmar's Military Blocks Internet Access to Quell Anti-Coup Protests

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    Myanmar coup: How the military disrupted the internet

    Myanmar coup: How the military disrupted the internet

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    BBC News - By Christopher Giles

    The military takeover in Myanmar on Monday resulted in internet disruption in large parts of the country. The authorities have now blocked access to Facebook, which they said was for the sake of "stability". How the internet dropped off The restrictions to the internet were reported on Monday at 03:00 …

    Myanmar shuts down internet to stifle anti-coup protests

    Myanmar shuts down internet to stifle anti-coup protests

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    Engadget - Jon Fingas

    Instagram and Twitter are blocked, too. Myanmar’s military leaders are extending their internet restrictions in a bid to limit protests against their coup. According to BBC News, NetBlocks has discovered that Myanmar instituted a “near-total internet shutdown” in the country a of the morning of …

    Internet access restored as Myanmar coup protests grow

    Internet access restored as Myanmar coup protests grow

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — 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 …

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