The Daily

When Facebook Rumors Incite Real Violence

May 16th, 2018

Episode description

A series of damning posts on Facebook has stoked longstanding ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka, setting off a wave of violence largely directed at Muslims. How are false rumors on social media fueling real-world attacks? Guests: Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, who have reported on Sri Lanka for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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