Government warns WhatsApp against misuse of its platform

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The government has asked WhatsApp to take immediate action to end the menace of spreading messages that impact the country’s law and order situation and ensure that the platform is not used for such malafide activities, an official statement said here on Tuesday.

“Instances of lynching of innocent people have been noticed recently because of large number of irresponsible and explosive messages filled with rumours and provocation are being circulated on WhatsApp. The unfortunate killing in many states such as Assam, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tripura and west Bengals are deeply painful and regrettable,” the statement from the IT Ministry said.

It added: “While the Law and order machinery is taking steps to apprehend the culprits, the abuse of platform like WhatsApp for repeated circulation of such provocative content are equally a matter of deep concern.”

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has taken serious note of these irresponsible messages and their circulation in such platforms.

“Deep disapproval of such developments has been conveyed to the senior management of the WhatsApp and they have been advised that necessary remedial measures should be taken to prevent proliferation of these fake and at times motivated/sensational messages,” the statement said.

The government has also directed that spread of such messages should be immediately contained through the application of appropriate technology.

It has also been pointed out that “such platform cannot evade accountability and responsibility specially when good technological inventions are abused by some miscreants who resort to provocative messages which lead to spread of violence.”

Sex videos case: JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna’s arrest warrant issued, says K’taka HM

Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister Dr. G Parameshwara stated on Wednesday that the warrant for JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna’s arrest had been issued. The fugitive MP who is former Prime Minister,...

Sex scandal: SIT to decide on arrest of JD(S) MP Prajwal upon arrival, says K’taka HM

Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister, Dr G Parameshwara stated on Tuesday that the decision to arrest JD(S) MP and prime accused in the sex video case, Prajwal Revanna, at the airport...

Complainant in POCSO case against ex-CM Yediyurappa dies in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: The complainant, who had filed the POCSO case against former Chief Minister and BJP Central Parliamentary Committee Member B.S. Yediyurappa has died, police said on Monday. Police sources said...

318 arrested in West Bengal for violence amid 6th phase of polling

Kolkata: A total of 318 persons were arrested throughout West Bengal on Saturday for involvement in poll-related violence and tension during the sixth phase of voting for eight Lok Sabha...

Prajwal Revanna’s family knows everything about him: K’taka CM Siddaramaiah

Mysuru, (Karnataka): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stated on Friday that the family of fugitive JD(S) MP and prime accused in the sex videos case, Prajwal Revanna, knows everything about him....

K’taka sex videos case: SIT helpline gets calls from 30 victims of Prajwal Revanna

Bengaluru: More than 30 victims have approached the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the alleged sex videos case involving Prajwal Revanna, JD(S) MP and grandson of former Prime Minister HD...

Have written to Central govt to cancel Prajwal Revanna’s diplomatic passport: K’taka HM

Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara on Tuesday said that the state government has written to the Central government and requested to cancel the diplomatic passport of JD-S MP Prajwal...

Pulled my shirt up, punched me in chest and stomach: Chilling details in Swati Maliwal’s FIR

New Delhi: Swati Maliwal, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha member on Friday formally lodged a complaint with Delhi Police, revealing the extent of harassment and torture she faced...

Several wounded in Switzerland knife attack

Geneva: Several passers-by were injured in an indiscriminate knife attack in the northern Swiss town of Zofingen, according to the local police. Police said on social media on Wednesday evening...

HM Amit Shah’s doctored video: Delhi court sends Arun Reddy to 1-day judicial custody

New Delhi: A court here on Monday sent Arun Reddy, an accused in the Union Home Minister Amit Shah's doctored video case, to one-day judicial custody. He was produced to...

Five members of solver gang detained in Bihar, charged Rs 5 lakh for NEET exam

Patna: A day after five members of a solver gang were detained in connection with the NEET UG 2024 question paper leak case, an official of Patna Police claimed the...

ASI crushed to death by sand mafia’s tractor in MP, 3 arrested

Bhopal: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) was allegedly crushed to death by a tractor of sand mafia in Madhya Pradesh's Shahdol district. The deceased has been identified as Mahendra Bagri. Bagri...

Read Previous

Sweden edge past Switzerland to enter FIFA World Cup quarters

Read Next

Oil prices rise amid supply disruptions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com