Manasseh Sogavare

Technology • Internet & Web
Solomon Islands announce plans to ban Facebook to preserve 'national unity'
Solomon Islands announce plans to ban Facebook to preserve 'national unity'
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The government of the Solomon Islands has announced that Facebook will be banned in the nation.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has stated that the country has a "duty to cultivate national unity and the happy coexistence of our people" adding that Facebook would undermine "efforts to unite this country".

Internet and telecommunications providers in Solomon Islands will meet with communications officials to discuss how they will block the world's largest social media network.