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By Mohammed Sinan Siyech

Today-Dec 13

A recent international hearing on fake news and disinformation held in London reinvigorated interest in Facebook Inc’s role in the Sri Lanka riots of July 2018 that facilitated anti-Muslim violence. Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have increasingly come under fire by governments for their disruption of the democratic process and civil order as well as facilitation of hate speech and fake news which are often times intertwined.

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