Longer the social media ban, greater the damage: US

Published : 9:15 am  March 14, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (163) reads | 

MB_4-1The longer the social media ban persists in Sri Lanka, the greater the damage to tourism, the IT sector, business and the nation’s reputation for freedom and openness, US Ambassador Atul Keshap said yesterday.   

 

In a tweet, the Ambassador said so many Sri Lankans also rely on social media to connect with their loved ones overseas.   


Earlier, Ambassador Keshap said hate-filled people who exploited new ways to fan the flames of intolerance and violence are the real main culprits of racial tensions and not social media.   


“Social media is an imperfect, evolving, and fluid platform that uses new technology to connect and reflect human societies as a whole, including the good and bad,” he said.     

 

 

Social media is an imperfect, evolving, and fluid platform that uses new technology to connect and reflect human societies as a whole, including the good and bad