The Sri Lankan government has reportedly blocked access to various social media sites after a wave of bombings left over 200 dead across the country. Although there is no known direct connection between Sunday's attacks and social media at this time, Facebook and other social media have played a role in fanning ethnic and religious violence in Sri Lanka and other countries in recent years. According to that report, Sri Lanka's Presidential Secretariat made the decision "as false news reports were spreading through social media." In March 2018, Sri Lanka temporarily banned access to social media across much of the country amid a wave of violence between the Buddhist and Muslim communities.

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