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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military blocks Facebook as activists call for protests

Tech-savvy circumvent censorship by using VPN and Twitter

Norway's Telenor expressed "grave concerns regarding breach of human rights" in a statement on Wednesday.

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Myanmar's military has blocked access to Facebook, as it tightens its grip over social media in the wake of Monday's coup that put Aung San Suu Kyi in house arrest.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications told telecom companies on Wednesday to block Facebook, and since early Thursday, subscribers to Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, and Norway's Telenor have not been able to access their accounts. Telenor said in a statement on Wednesday that it had "decided to comply with the directive, while expressing grave concerns regarding breach of human rights."

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