American video-sharing platform Vimeo said on Thursday that it is reviewing a channel of Myanmar’s military-controlled television network MRTV, which was created after Facebook and Youtube bans.

The move came as activists called on technology companies, including Vimeo, owned by IAC, to restrict the use of its services by the Burmese army after dozens of people were killed in protests against the army’s seizure of power.

In response to a Reuters question, a Vimeo spokesperson said: “The video we are considering is being reviewed by our trust and security team.” She pointed out that the platform’s “first” principle is that the platform does not allow uploads that may cause real harm. content.

“If it is determined that they violate any of our guidelines, we will take appropriate measures to delete the video and possibly terminate the account.”

Since its creation in March, the MRTV (Myanmar Radio and Television) Vimeo channel has issued 141 news announcements, including many announcements by military leaders.

Neither MRTV nor military spokespersons immediately responded to requests for comment.

Google-owned Youtube removed a channel from MRTV on Friday, and Facebook banned the MRTV page in February.

The army seized power on February 1, accused Aung San Suu Kyi’s government of winning the November general election, and used the official media to prosecute the case. The election commission rejected widespread fraud requests.

An advocacy group said that since the coup, more than 60 protesters have been killed and 1,900 arrested.

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