Recently the government of Sri Lanka has closed Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Viber in an attempt to subdue ethnic strife in the country. Specialists say people were utilizing the social media platforms to feed violence against Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority.
The country is entangled in a contention that takes after many years of common war, between the Sinhalese Buddhist majority and Muslim minority.
The government has announced a highly sensitive situation after mobs in the area of Kandy have left two dead, and property destroyed. The suspension is supposed to be temporary, authorities have stated, and comes after some were utilizing WhatsApp to coordinate attacks against Muslims, the AFP detailed.
Social media platforms, especially Facebook, are struggling with the line between fighting detest discourse and restriction on their platforms.
Facebook is much of the time criticized for its uneven reaction to savagery on its sites, and has assumed a vital part in the lethal strife in Myanmar—in spite of the fact that all things considered, governmental authorities are among those utilizing it to fuel the contention.
When governments suppress social media platforms—as has happened over and again in different African states a year ago—the prompt worry is that it’s an attack on free discourse and political resistance. The circumstance is maybe extraordinary in Sri Lanka, where the present viciousness is less about political protest. Critics accuse the authorities, as opposed to the tech organizations included: