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A report says the supposedly temporary move was agreed to because of abuse against members of government including the PM.A report says the supposedly temporary move was agreed to because of abuse against members of government including the PM.

Solomon Islands vote to ban the use of Facebook in the country | 1 NEWS | TVNZ

Opposition leader says he cannot ‘see any justification whatsoever’ for moveOpposition leader says he cannot ‘see any justification whatsoever’ for move

Solomon Islands plans ban on Facebook amid criticism of government on platform, reports say | The Independent

Communications minister claims move is intended to address ‘abusive language’ but observers say it is linked to China’s influenceCommunications minister claims move is intended to address ‘abusive language’ but observers say it is linked to China’s influence

Solomon Islands government preparing to ban Facebook | Facebook | The Guardian

Solomon Islands' Cabinet has agreed to ban Facebook, citing a need for stricter cybercrime legislation and regulation. This story was first...

Solomon Islands to ban Facebook | Otago Daily Times Online News

The Solomon Islands is planning to ban the use of Facebook for an indeterminate period after inflammatory critique of the government was aired on the social media platform, the Solomon Times reported.The Solomon Islands is planning to ban the use of Facebook for an indeterminate period after inflammatory critique of the government was aired on the social media platform, the Solomon Times reported.

Solomon Islands prepares to ban Facebook after government criticism on platform: media | Reuters

By Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands is planning to ban the use of Facebook for an indeterminate period after inflammatory critique of the government was aired on the social media platform, the Solomon Times reported. The government, led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, told Reuters it would issue a formal statement on its decision later on Tuesday. If the ban goes ahead, the Solomons would join only a handful of countries around the world, including China, to actively restrict the world's biggest social networking platform. Facebook Inc did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on Tuesday. The government has been heaviy criticised over the distribution of economic stimulus funds amid the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of the Pacific nation's decision to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. Facebook is a hugely popular forum in the Solomons for discussion with the population of around 650,000 people spread out over a sprawling archipelago. Solomon's Minister of Communication and Aviation, Peter Shanel Agovaka, is one of the chief supporters of the ban, according to the Solomon Times, and has blamed abusive language and character assassination of government ministers, including the prime minister, being carried on the platform for the decision. Opposition leader Matthew Wale told Reuters he would oppose the ban. I absolutely do not see any justification whatsoever for such a ban, Wale told Reuters on the phone. (This story refiles to remove extraneous word from first paragraph) (Reporting by Jonathan Barrett; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)By Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands is planning to ban the use of Facebook for an indeterminate period after inflammatory critique of the government was aired on the social media platform, the Solomon Times reported. The government, led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, told Reuters it would issue a formal statement on its decision later on Tuesday. If the ban goes ahead, the Solomons would join only a handful of countries around the world, including China, to actively restrict the world's biggest social networking platform. Facebook Inc did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on Tuesday. The government has been heaviy criticised over the distribution of economic stimulus funds amid the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of the Pacific nation's decision to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. Facebook is a hugely popular forum in the Solomons for discussion with the population of around 650,000 people spread out over a sprawling archipelago. Solomon's Minister of Communication and Aviation, Peter Shanel Agovaka, is one of the chief supporters of the ban, according to the Solomon Times, and has blamed "abusive language" and "character assassination" of government ministers, including the prime minister, being carried on the platform for the decision. Opposition leader Matthew Wale told Reuters he would oppose the ban. "I absolutely do not see any justification whatsoever for such a ban," Wale told Reuters on the phone. (This story refiles to remove extraneous word from first paragraph) (Reporting by Jonathan Barrett; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

Solomon Islands Cabinet Passes Ban on Facebook – FBC News

Cabinet has agreed to ban the world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook, in Solomon Islands.Cabinet has agreed to ban the world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook, in Solomon Islands.

Solomons Cabinet approves Facebook ban | Loop PNG

The Solomon Islands is planning to ban the use of Facebook for an indeterminate period after inflammatory critique of the government was aired on the social media platform, the Solomon Times reported.The Solomon Islands is planning to ban the use of Facebook for an indeterminate period after inflammatory critique of the government was aired on the social media platform, the Solomon Times reported.

Solomon Islands prepares to ban Facebook after government criticism on platform: media | Reuters