COVID-19: Govt asks Tiktok, Facebook to remove rogue content, keep details of uploaders for probe!!

In separate communications, the Ministry of Electronics and IT asked social media firms to remove the content as it weakens government efforts to counter coronavirus. While hearing a matter on 31st March 2020 on the subject the Supreme Court has also taken serious note of such content.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has requested to delete rogue messages from Tiktok, Helo, and Facebook which spreads disinformation and undermines of the government efforts to counter coronavirus,

Additionally, Social media firms have asked to save lots of particulars of uploaders information of such malicious content and when required that material might be shared with law enforcement agencies.

“MeitY has said that a large number of fake/false and misinformation based audio and video clips are being circulated on social media platforms especially TikTok, Helo, and Facebook. It said that such false and misinformation based messages have the potential for creating panic and other online harms,” According to the developmental conscious source.

In separate communications, the Ministry of Electronics and IT asked social media firms to remove the content as it weakens government efforts to counter coronavirus. On the 31st March 2020 on the subject, while hearing a matter the Supreme Court also took serious note of such content.

“The ministry has said that the rogue messages effectively weaken the all-out effort being made by the India government for containing the spread of coronavirus,” the source said.

MeitY’s communication has reported that many videos are being posted on Tiktok, Youtube and Twitter and following a report by open-source intelligence and fact-checking IT firm Voyager Infosec those videos influence Muslims in India which is against following safe practices to contain coronavirus infection.

The firm found that videos are mainly posted on Tiktok’s Chinese mobile video and those were taken both at locations abroad and in India. And app with bogus coronavirus information and religious instigations against health advisories.

The report submitted to the Coordination Center for Cyber Crime in India claims to have analyzed more than 30,000 videos in five days.

Earlier, the industry body of IAMAI and representatives of include Google, Twitter, Tiktok has said that come through adequate legal notice to any proposal to delete content.

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