The Myanmar Hard Talk Facebook page took advantage of the grey area between outright disinformation and legitimate political commentary to spread a nationalist, pro-military agenda.
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Landmines have blighted thousands of innocent civilians' lives in Myanmar, which remains one of the few countries yet to sign a 1997 treaty banning their use.
US diplomat Bill Richardson also hit out at the State Counsellor for an "absence of moral leadership" over the crisis.
At a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on January 16 officials from Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to begin repatriating refugees who have fled northern Rakhine State for Bangladesh since October 2016.