Apple and Google have built the Myanmar Junta Propaganda App

The Junta government’s announcement of the Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) app was pulled from Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store on Thursday, just a day after it was released. On Wednesday, the government launched the MRTV Media Worldwide Mobile Satellite Data Application Services MRTV app and online launch event in Naypyitaw, designed to broadcast government broadcast programming via international satellites and broadcast content from broadcast media your state. Events addressed by Junta head Min Aung Hlaing.

He says: “Some countries have a monopoly on the media, and all Myanmar people must be honest and have a clear conscience. ” Justice for Myanmar (JFM), a group of activists who oversee government businesses and networks, released a statement on Thursday calling on Google and Apple to ban the app because it is part of a “war campaign”. -one of Junta to the people of Myanmar “. MRTV material and web ads on Myanmar state newspapers on May 6.

“We applaud Social Apps for support and rewards from the terror campaign of Junta, in which MRTV is an important part of the spiritual warfare waged by the Myanmar military against the people,” said Yadanar Maung of JFM. JFM reported that MRTV apps are being developed by US Apps Web Social LLC, which lists them on the App Store and Play Store in the republic. JFM said the two technology giants had allowed Myanmar troops to use their platforms and that they were both listed on Burma’s Dirty Campaign UK.

On Thursday, the new MRTV website, hosted by US company GoDaddy.com, also went down. MRTV is a Junta government-sponsored project run by the Ministry of Information, led by retired General Maung Maung Ohn, who is certified by the EU. MRTV portrayed pro-democracy activists as “terrorists” and published photos of torture victims to spread fear. Last year, Facebook shut down military-owned businesses such as Mytel, one of the four telecom operators in Myanmar and blocked junta-controlled media sites, such as True Tatmadaw News, Myawaddy TV and MRTV. YouTube also removed five military television networks such as MRTV, Myawaddy Media, MWD Variety and MWD Myanmar in March 2021.

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