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Sri Lanka restricts access to social media sites following terror attack

The Verge Sunday, 21 April 2019
Sri Lanka restricts access to social media sites following terror attackA coordinated series of attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka this morning has killed at least 200 people, and injured at least 450 more. In response to the attack, the Sri Lankan government has restricted access to a number of social media sites, including Facebook, Whatsapp, and Youtube, according to local media and monitoring site Netblocks (via The New York Times).

The site says that the government appears to have blocked Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber, and YouTube, and authorities have issued a curfew in the country. Presidential advisor Harindra Dassanayake told The New York Times that “this was a unilateral decision,” and was done over concerns that the attacks would trigger additional waves of...
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