Rajiv Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Information Technology, has said that the central government has blocked the accounts of social media sites which are fake but incite violence.
He said the federal government had blocked social networking sites that spread violent and violent information through social networking sites such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, and that those who operated such websites would be identified and prosecuted under the Information Technology Act.
Fake video recordings of the decisions taken at the Union Cabinet meeting were posted on social media. Video footage of the cartoon characters was filmed spreading anti-Prime Minister sentiments and female comments from the Hindu community undermining the pride of his office and it spread on social media.
The owners of such websites have been identified. They will be prosecuted. The Minister said that it would be considered and finalized as to what action it would take.
Since December 2020, anti-Prime Minister sentiments have been circulating in public. The matter was brought to the notice of the Minister the day before yesterday and reporters questioned what action the government had taken in this regard.
Responding, the minister said, “The federal government is taking legal action. Reports say that 73 Twitter accounts, 4 YouTube videos and footage including an Instagram game have been banned.”
Delhi Police have registered a case and are investigating video footage taken in connection with the Union Cabinet meeting. Officials said the cabinet meeting was seen as taking decisions against the Sikh community.
Last year, the federal government introduced a new Information Technology Act to regulate social media. According to this, companies that manage social networking sites manage the grievance authorities and report to the federal government the action taken against users who spread false information.