Days after the military coup in Myanmar, social media giant Facebook on Thursday said its services were being restricted in some parts of the country.
“We are aware that access to Facebook is currently disrupted for some people,” AFP quoted a company spokesperson as saying.
“We urge authorities to restore connectivity so that people in Myanmar can communicate with their families and friends and access important information.”
The social media platform is widely popular in Myanmar and is one of the primary methods of communication. Government officials also frequently take to Facebook to issue statements.
NetBlocks, which monitors internet outages across the world, said service providers were blocking or restricting access to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, the latter two also owned by Facebook.
“Facebook products are now restricted on multiple internet providers in #Myanmar as operators comply with an apparent blocking order,” the company said in a tweet.
State-owned internet provider MPT had taken the most widespread action to block access to Facebook and its products, it added.