Unofficial and Subversive Media Circulate Rumours and Fabrication on Social Media Platforms

Unofficial and subversive media have been creating and spreading rumours and fabricated news all round to create instability and unrest across the country; sowing discord between the Tatmadaw and the people, and using various ways to create a misleading impression over the Tatmadaw in the international arena. Under this context;

  • “Kachin News Group”, an unofficial media source, spread misinformation on social media platforms, alleging that security personnel shelled Bhamo, causing casualties of civilians. It is just an allegation. In reality, terrorists recklessly attacked with motor fire on security personnel in Bhamo and their stray shells hit some villages nearby that caused casualties of local residents.
  • “Khit Thit”, an unofficial media source, created fake news on social media platforms, claiming that the Tatmadaw personnel killed over 30 civilians in Minbya and they launched artillery attack on Myoma Market of Sittway, claiming lives of some residents. It is just a groundless accusation. In reality, AA insurgents launched mortar fire, electrically initiated rocket fire and drone attack on villages and towns in Rakhine State. However, they created misinformation on social media platforms to put the blame on the Tatmadaw and to cause misunderstanding in public.
  • “Khit Thit”, an unofficial media source, circulated disinformation on social media platforms alleging that some youths living in wards and villages of townships in Yangon Region are chosen by drawing lots for the military service and then the Tatmadaw has recruited those persons. It is just an allegation.
  • “Khit Thit”, an unofficial media source, spread fake news on social media platforms, saying that security forces set fire to and destroyed Thetkekyin village in Monywa Township. In fact, PDF terrorists launched heavy weapon attacks on the security force members who are conducting security operations, exploding and catching fire on the residential houses in the village.
  • “Delta News Agency” and “Khit Thit”, two unofficial media sources, circulated misinformation on social media platforms, describing that the Tatmadaw is continuing to conscript Islamic people into the army and then, it is collecting 5,000 Kyats per house for young men who will serve for military service. It is just false information and circulating to mislead the public over the Tatmadaw.
  • "Khit Thit," an unofficial media source, spread false information on social media platforms, claiming that more than 100 underage youths are among the detainees living in Ayeyawaddy Region for military service. It is merely an unfounded rumour. In reality, the Tatmadaw has not detained anyone for military service. However, since the People's Military Service Law has come into force, unofficial and subversive media outlets, as well as supporters of terrorism, have been inciting public panic and pushing young people down the wrong path on a daily basis.

          According to reports, subversive media sources and those opposed to community peace blame security personnel and spread one-sided false/fake news on social media platforms to create public confusion and fear, thereby covering up terrorist acts.

Source: MWD (17-3-2024)

  • The news stating that security personnel shelled Bhamo, causing casualties of civilians is just an allegation. In reality, terrorists recklessly attacked with motor fire on security personnel in Bhamo and their stray shells hit some villages nearby that caused casualties of local residents.
  • The news stating that the Tatmadaw personnel killed over 30 civilians in Minbya and they launched artillery attack on Myoma Market of Sittway, claiming lives of some residents is just a groundless accusation. In reality, AA insurgents launched mortar fire, electrically initiated rocket fire and drone attack on villages and towns in Rakhine State. However, they created misinformation on social media platforms to put the blame on the Tatmadaw and to feel the people misunderstand over it.
engdate: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 10:00
month: 
March, 2024