Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media, Declares Nationwide Curfew To Curb Protests Amid Crisis

The Sri Lanka government imposed a countrywide social media blockade after midnight on Sunday, a day after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa-led government imposed a 36-hour curfew on Saturday in the island country.

According to an internet observatory, the Sri Lankan government imposed a nationwide social media blackout after midnight on Sunday. According to NetBlocks, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram were among the social media platforms affected.

In its tweet, NetBlocks confirmed that Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide social media blackout, restricting access to platforms including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Instagram as an emergency is declared amid widespread protests.

“Confirmed: Real-time network data show Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide social media blackout, restricting access to platforms including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Instagram as emergency is declared amid widespread protests,” NetBlocks tweeted.

Sri Lanka blocks social media, declares nationwide curfew to curb protests amid crisis (republicworld.com)

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