onsdag 29. desember 2021

Bertil Lintner: China showing Myanmar junta how to firewall the internet

The Myanmar military’s firepower may be far superior compared to the scattered resistance armies that have popped up nationwide to fight the Tatmadaw since it staged a February 1 coup, but in cyberspace, pro-democracy forces have a tech-savvy upper hand. Whether the Tatmadaw is killing civilians, burning villages or arresting activists in the dark of night, eyewitness accounts of the abuse are almost instantaneously spread worldwide over social media.

When an army truck rammed a peaceful demonstration in the old capital Yangon, killing and wounding several people, the murderous driver’s picture, name and even regimental number were quickly disseminated in online forums.