Myanmar coup: YouTube removes channels run by army amid violence

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YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military amid ongoing violence following a coup last year.

The video-sharing platform said on Friday that it had removed the channels in line with its community guidelines.

Myanmar has been gripped by mass protests demanding an end to military rule and the release of detained elected leaders.

Another protester was shot dead by security forces on Friday, in Mandalay, taking the death toll to at least 55.

YouTube took down the state network, MRTV (Myanmar Radio and Television) as well as the military-owned Myawaddy Media, MWD Variety and MWD Myanmar.

“We have terminated a number of channels and removed several videos from YouTube in accordance with our community guidelines and applicable laws,” said a YouTube spokesperson.

Myanmar’s military seized power at the beginning of February after detaining the democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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