Union Legislation Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday stated that the federal government respects social media for empowering widespread individuals however motion will likely be taken whether it is misused to unfold pretend information and violence.
“We respect social media lots, it has empowered widespread individuals. Social media has a giant position within the Digital India program. Nevertheless, if social media is misused to unfold pretend information, violence then motion will likely be taken,” stated Prasad whereas addressing the Rajya Sabha.
In response to the ”authorized requests” from the Central authorities, Twitter on Wednesday knowledgeable that it has taken a number of enforcement actions – together with everlasting suspension of over 500 accounts for clear violations of Twitter’s guidelines.
Nevertheless, the Central authorities has additionally conveyed to Twitter officers that the way during which the social media large formally permits pretend, unverified, and automatic bot accounts to be operated on its platform, raises doubts about its dedication to transparency and wholesome dialog on the platform.
A gathering between the Secretary of Ministry of Electronics and Data Know-how (MeitY) and Twitter officers befell in view of the order issued by the Centre directing Twitter to take away tweets and accounts utilizing hashtag associated to “farmer genocide” and accounts supported by Khalistan sympathisers and backed by Pakistan and weblog publish issued by Twitter.
This got here after among the protesting farmers didn’t comply with the prearranged route on Republic Day for his or her tractor rally and broke barricades to enter Delhi. Additionally they clashed with police and vandalised property in a number of components of the nationwide capital.
Farmers have been protesting on the totally different borders of the nationwide capital since November 26 final 12 months in opposition to the three newly enacted farm legal guidelines: Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Value Assurance and Farm Companies Act 2020 and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020.
(With ANI inputs)
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