Govt Blocks Social Media Handles Spreading Fake, Inciting Content


New Delhi: The Ministry of Information and Technology (MeitY) on Saturday blocked several social media handles that were circulating “fake and inciting” content on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

Informing the same, Minister of State for IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said,” Owners of these accounts are being identified for action under the law and asserted that platforms will be reviewed on their due diligence.

“Taskforce on Safe & Trusted Internet at @GoI_MeitY at work. Handles that tried to push fake/inciting content on Twitter, youtube, FB, insta have been blocked,” Chandrasekhar tweeted today.

Accordingly, 73 Twitter handles have been suspended, 4 YouTube content and the particular Instagram game have been removed.

Action has also been taken against Telegram channels and Facebook accounts which were indulging in derogatory content against women.

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