Group Launches Campaign to Stop Fake News’ Spread

A local non-governmental organisation has launched a campaign urging people to use more critical judgment when reading news stories posted on social media. Hnin Nu Naing, outreach manager for the Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation (MIDO), expressed concern that many people believe everything they read on social media platforms such as Facebook. “People don’t believe […]

As tech spreads, Myanmar women become victims of ‘revenge porn’

Like many 20-year-olds in Myanmar, Ma Yadana Kyaw Thu* has had a Facebook account for several years to share her thoughts and photos, and to stay in touch with friends. But then, earlier this year, she started receiving disturbing phone calls from unknown men. After a while she realised someone had created a fake Facebook […]