Myanmar blocks Wikipedia in all languages

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Myanmar blocks Wikipedia in all languages

Myanmar on Friday blocked entry to Wikipedia in all languages, reported Sputnik citing NetBlocks – a visitors monitoring service. “Confirmed: #Myanmar has blocked all language editions of the Wikipedia on-line encyclopedia, a part of a widening post-coup web censorship regime imposed by the army junta,” NetBlocks wrote on its Twitter web page on late Friday.

NetBlocks additionally knowledgeable that web providers within the nation had been blacked out for the previous six days.

The blockade on the web has adversely affected on-line outlets. On-line store homeowners stated that the gross sales have declined by half in latest days following disruptions in connectivity.

Furthermore, the latest political occasions have turned companies away from the digital platform, reported Myanmar Occasions.

On February 1, Myanmar’s army overthrew the federal government and declared a year-long state of emergency hours earlier than the newly-elected Parliament was attributable to convene.

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, together with different prime officers accused of election fraud, have been positioned below home arrest. The coup triggered mass protests throughout the nation. 

(With ANI inputs)

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