Sri Lanka imposes temporary social media ban after blasts

Published on Apr 21, 2019 04:30 PM IST

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.

Sri Lanka imposes temporary social media ban after blasts(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka imposes temporary social media ban after blasts(REUTERS)
Colombo | ByAgence France-Presse

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.

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