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* Sri Lankan authorities block hundreds of defamatory Facebook accounts
Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 09:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have blocked hundreds of defamatory Facebook accounts in the country, a computer security official said.

Senior Information Security Engineer of the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) Roshan Chandragupta told the media that over 300 Facebook accounts that were used to embarrass and harm the reputation of numerous people have been blocked by them.

He said the SLCERT had received complaints about hundreds of Facebook accounts and over 300 accounts were blocked as a result of investigations carried out on those complaints.

According to SLCERT, most of the complaints were made by students and artists about fake Facebook accounts that have been created using their photographs.

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