Facebook curbs Myanmar military over ‘misinformation’ as protests swell

Thousands take to the streets again as junta releases 23,000 prisoners and detains more opponents overnight

Facebook has imposed widespread restrictions on Myanmar’s military rulers to prevent them spreading “misinformation”, as tens of thousands again took to the streets in what was set to be the biggest day of protests against the coup so far.

The social network site said on Friday that it would reduce the distribution of all content and profiles run by Myanmar’s military, saying the generals have “continued to spread misinformation” after they seized power and detained civilian leaders in a coup.

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