Facebook accused by Sri Lanka of failing to control hate speech

Facebook accused by Sri Lanka of failing to control hate speech
 

The Sri Lankan government has accused Facebook of failing to control rampant hate speech that it says contributed to anti-Muslim riots last week that left three people dead and the country under a state of emergency.
As mobs of hardline Buddhists rioted and lit fires in towns in the central district of Kandy, Facebook, WhatsApp and several other platforms were blocked across the Indian Ocean island.
Harin Fernando, the Sri Lankan telecommunications minister, said the government had taken the unprecedented step in response to fears that widely circulated videos claiming to show mosques and... read more

 
14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 44
Source: Guardian
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