Anti-Muslim hate online in post-war Sri Lanka

I was recently contacted by a journalist from one of the leading Sunday newspapers in Sri Lanka on the growing anti-Muslim hate campaigns in Sri Lanka. The journalist asked two questions (reproduced verbatim),

  1. Anti-Muslim/Anti-Buddhist sentiments are being spread around effectively by social media, how do you analyse this?
  2. How can social media be used to stop such conflicts between communities?

I responded in some detail. Since the article in question was never published, I published my email here.

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