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Sri Lankan government blocks social media and imposes curfew following deadly blasts

Sri Lankan government blocks social media and imposes curfew following deadly blasts
Sunday 21
19:40 2019

LONDON — The Sri Lankan government blocked access to social media platforms on Sunday in the wake of explosions that killed more than 200 people on the holiest day of the Christian calendar. The blasts, which targeted churches during Easter Sunday services and luxury hotels, also prompted the government to impose an immediate nationwide curfew. Officials said they ordered the social media blackout in an attempt to stop the viral spread of misinformation about the attacks online, a digital scourge that typically follows international news events and one that major tech giants long have struggled to curtail. Already, researchers said ...

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Summary: The block comes amid a string of deadly explosions that killed more than 200 people.

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