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Sri Lanka imposes temporary social media ban after blasts

Sri Lanka’s government said Sunday it would impose a “temporary” social media ban after a string of blasts targeting hotels and churches killed nearly 160 people.

world Updated: Apr 21, 2019 16:30 IST
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Sri Lanka imposes temporary social media ban after blasts(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka’s government said Sunday it would impose a “temporary” social media ban after a string of blasts targeting hotels and churches killed nearly 160 people.

“The government has decided to block all social media platforms in order to prevent incorrect and wrong information being spread. This is only a temporary measure” Udaya R. Seneviratne, secretary to the president said in a statement.

First Published: Apr 21, 2019 16:30 IST