Sri Lanka restricts access to social media sites following terror attack

Sri Lanka restricts access to social media sites following terror attack


Several bombings in hotels and churches in Sri Lanka killed 200 people and injured more than 450. After this attack, the Sri Lankan government has banned access to many social media sites as well as implementing cafes across the country. According to the local media, the restrictions on access to social media sites include Facebook, Wats app and YouTube.
Apart from this, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and Viber are also prohibited.
Presidential advisor Hirindra Dasanyana told the New York Times that this is a single-step decision. Its aim is to stop the misleading information, hate speech and the spread of violence after the explosion. It was not apparently clear when the ban would be raised.


In order to prevent the spread of misleading information, government measures, as well as social media platforms are also trying hard.
The Whats app has limited to just 5 contacts to Messaging Info. Wats app also shows Ford's written with Messaging forward so that consumers know that the sender does not write himself. The Wats app is also working on an instant, which will also find the number of messages forward forward.
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