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Internet blackouts in Myanmar allow the military to retain control

Political Science PhD students Helen Beny and Cassandra Preece recently published an op-ed in The Conversation about the recent military coup and internet shutdowns in Myanmar.

Feb 17, 2021

Political Science PhD students Helen Beny and Cassandra Preece, recently published an op-ed discussing how Myanmar’s military has used internet and social media shutdowns to stage a coup and carry out crackdowns against protesters. The article, Internet blackouts in Myanmar allow the military to retain control, highlights the implications of internet shutdowns for Myanmar citizens and democracy. It also addresses how the international community, including foreign ISPs, can respond.