June 10, 2020

The Burmese military has resurfaced on Facebook nearly two years after the social media giant removed numerous army accounts for spreading hatred, reports Radio Free Asia. The military has opened two Burmese-language Facebook accounts called “Tatmadaw True News Information Team” and “Zaw Min Tun”.

Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, said the military set up the two new “propaganda pages to spread lies” as it faces legal action on genocide-related charges in three international courts, including the U.N.’s International Court of Justice (ICJ).

“They are under pressure, and obviously they want to convince people in Myanmar that the evidence against them is not true,” he said. “They want to build more support for their actions.”

Read Radio Free Asia article

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