The National Election Commission has informed the Information Technology Society Sri Lanka (ITSSL) to monitor the activities of social media including Facebook during the upcoming presidential election.
This was stated at a meeting held between the Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya and the Information Technology Society Sri Lanka.
Thousands of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts have been created to target the upcoming polls, according to the Information Technology Society Sri Lanka.
Chairman of the ITSSL, Rajiv Yasiru Kuruwitage stated that the tendency for various people to post insults and hate speech on social media has also increased.
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