Sri Lanka blocks social media networks to stop sectarian violence
March 7, 2018
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) will block social media networks such as Facebook Inc. Viber and Whatsapp across the country for three days to prevent the spread of communal violence, officials said on Wednesday.
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