Fake news spread by Khit Thit media accuses Tatmadaw of forced conscription

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The screenshot validates misinformation.

The malicious Khit Thit media has been spreading fake news on social media, falsely accusing Tatmadaw of forcibly conscripting a 13-year-old child, Maung Aung Thet Paing, in Taungdwingyi Township, Magway Region, on 7 March.
A responsible official rebutted the report, reassuring the public that the Tatmadaw did not conscript anyone. Tatmadaw has adhered strictly to laws and regulations prohibiting the use of child soldiers. Consequently, the United Nations removed Myanmar from the list of nations documented for recruiting and deploying underage soldiers in the annexe of the UN Secretary-General’s report on children and armed conflict as of 15 June 2020. Similarly, the Khit Thit media alleged that around 25 young people, including 23-year-old Ko Win Htet Naing, were seized in Danubyu Township, Ayeyawady Region, and sent to military encampments. However, a local clarified that such incidents never occurred.
Malicious media outlets are deliberately fabricating reports via social media platforms, aiming to instil fear among the populace and create discord regarding security forces. — MNA/NT

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