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Sri Lanka temporarily blocks access to Facebook for not doing enough in combatting hate speech on their platforms

March 8, 2018

On March 8, 2018, the government of Sri Lanka ordered ISPs to temporarily block access to Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram "because they were spreading hate speeches and amplifying them" as violent protests occurred in the country, according to a government spokesperson.

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Sri Lanka
Topic, claim, or defense
Hate Speech