Facebook use, perceptions and control in Sri Lanka

The Nation carries an article on Facebook’s use and the perceptions of the platform in Sri Lanka. Access the article online here or as a PDF here.

This is the second good article on Facebook in Sri Lanka I have read, the first being Smriti Daniel’s take on the platform published in the Sunday Times in March 2009.

A more in-depth report of Sri Lanka’s online censorship was recently published by the Centre for Policy Alternatives. Freedom of Expression and the Internet in Sri Lanka and its supporting document, a table of cases and issues for easy comparison and study, flag a number of cases in Sri Lanka that point to the dangers associated with and the clampdown on dissent online, even as the blogosphere and conversations online continue to grow.

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