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Facebook’s ban of Myanmar’s military leaders marks a new step for the leading social network against state “actors” – and raises thorny questions on how the company deals with repressive regimes using the platform.
Japanese mobile carrier KDDI said Thursday that it planned to link up with trading house Sumitomo in a deal to invest about US$2bil (RM6.36bil) in developing wireless networks in Myanmar, as the country opens up after years of military rule.
From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies.
From navigating gridlocked city roads to playing a favourite national sport, new homegrown apps are blossoming in Myanmar as cheap mobile technology ignites an Internet revolution in the once-isolated nation.
Social media firms and foreign investors must do more to ensure they support human rights in Myanmar, UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on March 5, suggesting Facebook was failing to treat parties to the country's conflict even-handedly.
Facebook Inc said a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it had not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.
UN human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech there.
Myanmar on Jan 12 awarded its fourth and final telecoms license to a joint venture between Vietnam's telecom company Viettel and two local firms.
Google Inc executive chairman Eric Schmidt will become the first high-profile tech company executive to visit Myanmar.
Facebook said it was removing certain Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of "hate and misinformation" after reviewing the content.