Myanmar soldiers use threatening TikTok videos to curb protests against military coup

08:35 PM | 4 Mar, 2021
Myanmar soldiers use threatening TikTok videos to curb protests against military coup
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Myanmar soldiers and police officials are reportedly sharing their short videos on TikTok with threatening messages to protesters against the military coup that had toppled down Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s government last month.

Digital rights group Myanmar ICT for Development (Mido) said it had found over 800 video on TikTok threatening violence at protesters.

The matter surfaced a day after military troops, according to the United Nations, on Wednesday killed at least 38 protesters.

“It’s just the tip of the iceberg,” said Mido executive director Htaike Htaike Aung.

One of the video shows a man in military uniform saying: "I will shoot in your f*cking faces... I’m using real bullets."

Another video of a soldier from Myanmar military threatened citizens that they can shoot 30 people with just one gun load within a minute. 

On the other hand, TikTok said that it is removing the content promoting violence in the country. 

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