Google Investigates Myanmar Junta linked Telecom Firm Ads

Google said on Wednesday that recently it was reviewing the advertisements which were ran by the Myanmar military-backed telecommunications firm.

The company spokeswoman said that the company has taken action regarding the matter and removed videos related to the Myanmar military.

“We have taken action against accounts on our platforms… including disabling accounts on Google services and taking down a number of YouTube channels and videos related to the Myanmar military,” spokeswoman told Reuters.

The spokeswoman also said that its priority is to “help people in Myanmar access information and communicate safely.”

According to Google, those accounts on Gmail and the Google Play store that were connected to the military have been disabled.

The move comes after the activists called on the technology companies to restrict access to its services after deaths following weeks of protests against the military’s seizure of power.

Activists called on the technology giants to restrict access to the company’s services after dozens of deaths following weeks of protests against the military’s takeover of power.

A spokesman of the army did not respond to a request for comment.


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