Home Ministry discusses measure to check malicious social media contents

New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Monday held a meeting to discuss measures to keep a check on malicious content appearing on social media.

The meeting discussed effective measures to be taken by the law enforcement agencies to tackle the security challenges being posed by terrorists, militants and also individuals propagating child pornography using the social media platforms.

The meeting also discussed steps to enhance coordination among the law enforcement agencies, Department of Telecom, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to Block and remove malicious content under section 69 and 79 of the IT Act.

A statement by the Home Ministry said, “It was decided that law enforcement agencies will closely coordinate with MEITY to ensure that the action to block the content on social media platforms is taken in a timely manner.”(ANI)