Centre urged to block 45 social media links - ECAS Punjab

Centre urged to block 45 social media links

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 10

Intensifying crackdown against people spreading misinformation on Covid on social media, the state police today approached the Centre with a request to block access to 45 links after the social media authorities concerned failed to act against rumour-mongers within the mandated 36 hours after notices were issued to them by the state.

With 13 more accounts/links blocked by the various platforms, the total number of URLs/links blocked in the state for spreading false propaganda on Covid has gone up to 121.

So far, Facebook has blocked 47 accounts/links, Twitter (52), YouTube (21) and Instagram (1). In addition, 292 more such accounts/links carrying malicious content were reported to the authorities of respective social media platforms, said the DGP.

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