07 Mar '18, 12pm

Sri Lanka blocks Facebook, social media, amid riots

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Mar 7) blocked access to Facebook and suspended internet services in a troubled central district after police warned that rioters were using social media to spread anti-Muslim sentiment. The government declared an island-wide state of emergency on Tuesday and imposed curfews across Kandy after days of rioting claimed at least two lives and left Muslim homes and businesses in ruins. Schools were shut across Kandy, a hill station popular with tourists, as rioters defied curfews and clashed with police who used teargas to disperse the mobs. A senior government source said Sri Lanka's telecoms regulator had asked internet providers to block access to Facebook and other social media platforms to stop the unrest spreading. "This is a temporary measure and we will have the restrictions removed soon," a top official told AFP on condition of anonymi...

Full article: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/sri-lank...

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