Sri Lanka continues social media ban ‘to prevent violence’

Government says rumours and misinformation on social media have stoked long-standing religious tensions.

    Sri Lanka's government is maintaining a ban on most social media.

    It says it is necessary to stop the spread of misinformation and the incitement of violence in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.

    The ban raises questions as to whether it is censorship or a government fulfilling its duty of care to its citizens.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


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