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Solomon Islands backs down on plans to ban Facebook – ABC News

The Pacific nation reverses a plan to improve “national unity” by temporarily banning Facebook, saying it did not want to be seen as dictating people’s lives.

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The Solomon Islands Government has reversed its plan for a national ban on Facebook.
Key points:

  • Facebook users welcomed the reversal, but said the issue should have been better handled
  • The Government last year announced a planned Facebook ban in an attempt to preserve “national unity”
  • Solomon Islands is considering other methods to curb online abuse

Communications Minister Peter Shanel Agovaka told local media that the Government does not want to be seen as dictating people’s lives.
Last year, Solomon…

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