Sri Lanka blocks Facebook, Instagram to curb false news reports after blasts
Updated : April 21, 2019 07:45 PM IST
The Presidential Secretariat said in a statement that the decision to block social media was taken in reaction to false news reports spreading on social media.
The statement said the security forces were conducting comprehensive investigations into the explosions, and that the social media block would continue until investigations were concluded.
Meanwhile, Facebook has activated its Crisis Response tool for the blasts.