YouTube removes Myanmar army’s 5 channels
Published: 02:51 PM, 5 March 2021
YouTube has removed five television channels run by the Myanmar army from their platform.
The move comes in response to a military coup that overthrew the civilian government in the Southeast Asian country on February 1, Reuters reported.
A spokesman for YouTube said: “In accordance with the Community Guidelines and Applicable laws, we have shut down several channels and removed many videos from YouTube.”
Earlier, Facebook authorities also banned the Myanmar Army and all related accounts and pages on their platform.
Among the five channels removed from the platform are state-run Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) as well as army-controlled Myawaddy Media, MWD Variety and MWD Myanmar, according to YouTube.
Pro-democracy activists have been protesting on the streets since the military coup. Despite initial restraint, the country’s security forces have resorted to violence for several days to quell the protests.