Facebook takes down Myanmar state TV pages

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Facebook has taken down the pages of Myanmar's state-run television a day after the channel warned anti-coup protesters that confrontation could put lives at risk.

"In line with our global policies, we've removed the MRTV and MRTV Live Pages from Facebook for repeated violations of our Community Standards, including our violence and incitement policy," Facebook's Rafael Frankel said on Monday.

MRTV earlier warned protesters against action on Monday, three weeks after the junta seized power.

"Protesters are now inciting the people, especially emotional teenagers and youths, to a confrontation path where they will suffer the loss of life," MRTV said.

The warning failed to stop demonstrations around the country and a general strike, with protesters calling for the reversal of the February 1 coup and release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.