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Government for social media checks

The government will soon ask social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to remove objectionable contents, hate messages and those having communal overtones on their own accord, a senior government official said.

The government is planning to convene a meeting of all stake-holders for this.

The meeting is being planned by the government in the wake of widespread use of social media platforms for circulation of hate messages, pictures, audios and videos with communal overtones and hate contents in recent past, especially after the Dadri incident , where a Muslim man was lynched over rumours of cow slaughter.

“We will suggest that objectionable contents with hate messages, especially those having communal overtones, which vitiate the society should be removed from the social media platforms,” a senior government official said.


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