Sri Lanka accuses Facebook over hate speech after deadly riots

Sri Lanka accuses Facebook over hate speech after deadly riots

Social network blamed for contributing to anti-Muslim riots that left three people dead

The Sri Lankan government has accused Facebook of failing to control rampant hate speech that it says contributed to anti-Muslim riots last week that left three people dead and the country under a state of emergency.

As mobs of hardline Buddhists rioted and lit fires in towns in the central district of Kandy, Facebook, WhatsApp and several other platforms were blocked across the country.

This is the problem we are trying to address with Facebook, they need to get more sinhala speaking resources to monitor hate speech in Sri Lanka https://t.co/TNiunoW9un

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