Myanmar has now been under military rule for two years. It is obvious that the military council viewed issues related to information and communication as a military weapon throughout the coup period. Since then, the military council has been arbitrarily limiting, controlling, and banning the communication and information consumption of the public, which are basic human rights.
The military council has conducted various activities to increase restrictions on public information and communication matters, such as enforcing SIM card registrations, cutting telephone lines by location depending on military operations and conflict situations, checking people’s mobile phones, and arresting people who write online posts opposing the junta and those who react with likes and comments on the social media accounts of prominent revolutionists. These incidents of digital oppression were most prominent between November 2022 and January 2023.
This article summarises the digital oppression incidents that occurred between November 2022 to January 2022 (a three-month period).
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