Sri Lanka Lifts Social Media Ban Imposed After Easter Blasts

By Xappie Desk, April 30, 2019 18:13 IST

Sri Lanka Lifts Social Media Ban Imposed After Easter Blasts

Sri Lanka on Tuesday lifted social media ban that was imposed after the Islamic State-claimed Easter bombings.
 
President Maithripala Sirisena ended the blocking of Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and other popular sites, but asked the public to “act in a responsible manner” on social media, according to a government statement.
 
The government had said it was seeking to curb the spread of misinformation when it blocked social media in the wake of the April 21 bombings at churches and luxury hotels that killed 253 people.



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