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A new law will be enacted to prevent hatred speech and racial violence in the social media.

A new law will be enacted to prevent hatred speech and racial violence in the social media. The Attorney General Department will take effective measures to establish new laws to prevent racial provocation through social media.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the government has no intention of banning Facebook, but certain measures will be taken and laws will be brought to ensure that it does not carry content aimed at disrupting communal and religious harmony.

The laws will provide legal powers to monitor and control social media usage restricting the contents raising communal and religious hatred and disharmony.

Many issues have arisen with the use of Facebook such as spreading fake news and ISIS terrorism propaganda, he added.