Saturday, December 2, 2023

YouTube Deleted Channels operated by Myanmar Military for Violating Community Guidelines

According to Bangkok AP news, YouTube has removed five channels operated by the Myanmar military for violating community guidelines and terms of use. YouTube deleted Myanmar military channels due to violating its content rules and regulations.

  • YouTube has announced that it has closed about 20 channels and removed more than 160 videos in recent months.
  • Company said that it was monitoring the current situation of the content that might violate its rules and regulations.

The company announced on Friday that it had closed its television networks. They are Myawaddy Media, MRTV, WD Online Broadcasting, MWD Variety and MWD Myanmar.

The decision followed by a military coup on February 1 that overthrown the country’s elected government. This led to mass public protests.

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

The company said it was monitoring the situation for content that might violate its policies.

They have content on violent or graphic content guidelines, and violations of its terms of service.

In December, 34 channels withdrawn as part of an investigation into the content uploaded in a organized lobbying campaign. The campaign uploads content for the Myanmar elections, regional conflicts and news related to the US, China and Malaysia.

YouTube’s decision followed an earlier announcement by Facebook that it had removed all military-related Myanmar pages from its website and Instagram, which it also owns.

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