"We want to prevent them from using our services in order to aggravate ethnic tensions and religion, " says Facebook, as reported by the CNN page.
Facebook said the ban was valid also for Myanmar's military commander General Min Aung Hlaing and military television network. More than 700 thousand Rohingya Muslims flee their homes due to the violence of the military since August last year.
U.N. investigators last March says social media Facebook used to trigger violence and spreading hatred against the minority ethnic Rohingya Muslims. Facebook, said U.N. investigators be "malignant tools ".
A fact-finding mission of the UN team yesterday issued a report that called on Myanmar's military leaders under investigation on charges of mass murder or genocide, crimes against humanity and war. The report contains a series of reports of killings, torture, rape against Muslim Rohingya. Myanmar's military is often denied all the accusations.