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No move to block social media sites: EC

13 November 2019 02:30 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday ruled out any plans to block social media websites during the last leg of the election period.

He told Daily Mirror that there was no need for such drastic moves though there was speculation about social media platforms such as Facebook may be blocked.

Earlier, Facebook announced that it had a mechanism to remove fake and malicious content which might mislead voters or discourage them from voting. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 4

  • cheers Wednesday, 13 November 2019 03:50 AM

    How come then facebook blocks all SLPP and Gota supporters fundded by UNP Sajith and the clan. This is a democracy violation

    Andrew Silva Wednesday, 13 November 2019 04:38 AM

    We Sri Lankans are happy that the chairman of the election commission has taken the right and democratic steps to maintain the rights of the people. Well done Sir.

    SL Wednesday, 13 November 2019 05:53 AM

    Shd there be any mudslinging campaign during this period gvt shd filter such or should have a mechanism to prosecute the origins

    Shehan Wednesday, 13 November 2019 06:29 AM

    But Lankaenews is blocked Right ... Under whose directions?.

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