The Tatmadaw, the
junta that overthrew Myanmar's government on February the 1st, has blocked
to Facebook. The Ministry of Communications issued a
saying Facebook would be halted in order to maintain "
". The social media giant is used by a
of the population and the Tatmadaw sees it as a threat to its
. In the days after the coup, a civil disobedience page that emerged on Facebook attracted over 200,000
. Human Rights Watch Asia said: "The Tatmadaw sees Facebook as its Internet
because it's the dominant communication
in the country and has been hostile to the military." A Twitter user said it was, "a
on the Internet".