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Sri Lanka -- Facebook must meet its own standards

After recent violence, company needs robust controls on hate speech

| Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan
A Sri Lankan army soldier stands guard next to a damaged shop after a clash between two communities in Kandy, Sri Lanka, on March 8.   © Reuters

The Facebook post during the height of recent anti-Muslim violence in Kandy, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka, was stark and disturbing. "Kill them all, these Muslims," it said in Sinhalese. "Don't even spare an infant. They are dogs."

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