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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar allows Tinder but axes dissent havens Twitter, Facebook

Junta whitelists 1,200 sites in shift from internet blackout strategy

The whitelists for internet access sent out by Myanmar's junta, led by military chief Min Aung Hlaing, include over 750 websites and over 450 domain names. (Source photos by Reuters and Yuji Kuronuma)

YANGON/BANGKOK -- Myanmar's junta has shared lists of over 1,200 online services and domain names it deems acceptable for public viewing, conspicuously excluding Facebook and Twitter as it looks to curb anti-coup protests, Nikkei Asia learned on Tuesday.

The whitelists -- shared with local internet service providers and telecommunications companies, and obtained by Nikkei from sources in the sector -- contain over 750 services and 450 domains. Nearly 50 companies in the banking and financial sector are given the all-clear, alongside more than 20 delivery services, such as Grab and Foodpanda.

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