Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media as Anti-Muslim Rioting Flares

The government ordered social media networks blocked and ordered a curfew across much of the region in an attempt to keep violence from spreading.

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MULLEGAMA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Religious violence flared anew in the hills of central Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques. The government ordered popular social media networks blocked in an attempt to stop the violence from spreading, and thousands of police and soldiers spread out across the worst-hit areas. The police also ordered… Read at AP News

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