There is little evidence that the government was involved, but the damage to the democratic transition has been done.
Less than 48 hours after he was ejected from Facebook, Sen-Gen. Min Aung Hlaing has 2,000 followers on Russia’s VKontakte platform.
Bans draw mixed responses; gov’t insists it had no part in the decision and looks to dispel any misunderstanding that could harm national reconciliation.
Facebook shut down the account just hours after the release of a UNHRC report calling for military leaders to be investigated for crimes against humanity.
Kofi Annan told Facebook that it should consider establishing a special team to respond more quickly to threats of sectarian violence in high-risk countries.
Local groups say Facebook CEO’s assurances are not sufficient, given country’s complex and unique characteristics
"This was a major breach of trust. I'm really sorry this happened. We have a basic responsibility to protect people's data," Zuckerberg said.