Sri Lanka's President Lifts Ban on Social Media

Posted in: Censorship at 02/05/2019 10:48

Sri Lanka’s president on Tuesday called for the “immediate” lifting of a temporary ban on several social media networks, a clampdown that had been intended to prevent the spread of misinformation after devastating suicide bombings on Easter.

The restrictions, which were put into place quickly after attacks at three churches and three high-end hotels killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka, reflected increasing global concern about the role that American-owned networks play in spreading hate speech and inciting communal violence.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/world/asia/sri-lanka-social-media.html

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