Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media After Easter Bombings

Published on 21 Apr 2019, 19:05
According to Gizmodo, Sri Lanka's government is in the process of blocking access to Facebook, after at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more wounded by a series of bombs at Easter services in the country. In a statement, presidential secretary Udaya Seneviratne said that the government has “decided to temporarily block social media sites including Facebook and Instagram” to combat “false news reports,” and that the services would return after investigations conclude. The Sri Lankan government has said the suspects in the Easter bombings were religious extremists. At least 13 people have been arrested in connection.

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