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Sri Lanka bans social media services once again as tensions arise due to Facebook post

Update: Access to social media services in Sri Lanka was restored on May 17, following a four-day block, reports Netblocks. Major internet providers Dialog Axiata and Airtel were the first to restore access, followed by restoration on Sri Lanka Telecom. Note: Restoration of social media services in #SriLanka took over three hours in previous instances; during this time subscribers may experience intermittent access (? see nationwide unblocking on 30 April 2019 for reference) #LKA #KeepItOn pic.twitter.com/lBjDrIDjjx — NetBlocks.org (@netblocks) May 17, 2019 Sri Lanka has once again temporarily banned some social media and messaging services reportedly after mosques and Muslim owned businesses were attacked in wake of the Easter Sunday bombings by Islamist militants, per Reuters. Netblocks confirms that Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Viber, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger are blocked on leading internet providers (Update: For the first time, Twitter…

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