Myanmar's military Junta is expanding its use of state media outlets and the messaging app Telegram to distribute propaganda, while cracking down on independent news outlets. The junta has revoked licenses of publishers and printing houses, and raided and shuttered independent news outlet Development Media Group. Junta-controlled media such as Thazin FM continue to operate, broadcasting a call-in program that promotes junta-approved talking points. Critics warn that people need to be vigilant against fake news and propaganda, as the junta seeks to control the narrative and suppress accurate information.
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