Facebook posts falsely claim UN 'declared war' on Myanmar after military coup

Updated on 04/03/2021 at 04:49

Multiple Facebook posts shared tens of thousands of times in February 2021 claim the United Nations “declared war” on Myanmar four weeks after a military coup. The posts, which shared two photos of US military personnel, claim 180 countries have committed to join the war effort. The claims, however, are "completely false", according to the UN. The images shared in posts are generic photos of US Air Force personnel that predate the Myanmar military coup in February 2021.