No plans to ban social media platforms- EC

2019-11-13 at 17:35

The Election Commission says it has not arrived at a decision to ban the use of social media platforms, including Facebook during the 48-hour period ahead of the 2019 Presidential Election.

Speaking to media at the Department of Information today, Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said all electioneering activities including the use Facebook to promote candidates must end at midnight today.

He warned that the Commission may resort to banning social media platforms, if users continue to violate election regulations.