Advertisement
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Over 2,100 URLs on social media blocked till June 2019: Prasad

Over 2,100 URLs on social media blocked till June 2019: Prasad
outlookindia.com
1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530
New Delhi, Jul 24 (PTI) Over 2,100 URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) were blocked on social media platforms in the first six months of 2019, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

A total of 633, 1,385 and 2,799 URLs were ordered for blocking in 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

He added that number of URLs ordered for blocking stood at 2,163 till June this year.

"Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 empowers Government to block any information generated, transmitted, received, stored or hosted in any computer resource in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the State, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence relating to above," he said.

The minister said the government regularly interacts with social media platforms regarding the steps to be taken to make them safer.

Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as well as police are in regular touch with various social media platforms to effectively address the issue of removal of objectionable content. PTI SR BAL


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

More from Website

Donal Bisht: Inside ‘Bigg Boss 15’ Nobody Is There From Their Heart; They Are Just Faking Everything!

Donal Bisht: Inside ‘Bigg Boss 15’ Nobody Is There From Their Heart; They Are Just Faking Everything!

Actress Donal Bisht got evicted in a mid-week elimination earlier this week. In a chat with Outlook, she talks about what led to her getting booted out of the show, and how she feels everyone is faking it inside ‘BB 15’.

Denmark Open Badminton: PV Sindhu Loses In Quarters

Denmark Open Badminton: PV Sindhu Loses In Quarters

PV Sindhu couldn't match her fifth-seeded Korean rival An Seyoung, going down 11-21 12-21 in 36 minutes.

‘Bigg Boss’ To Contestants: Lose Rs 25 Lakhs From The Prize Money Or Get Out

‘Bigg Boss’ To Contestants: Lose Rs 25 Lakhs From The Prize Money Or Get Out

‘BB 15’ is getting murkier by the day. ‘Bigg Boss’ has given the contestants a final ultimatum to lose Rs 25 lakhs from the prize money if they want to stay in the game. Otherwise, they can just walk out.

More from Outlook Magazine

My Name Is Khan: The Face That Launched A Thousand Products

My Name Is Khan: The Face That Launched A Thousand Products

Behind SRK’s lover-boy image lies instability—sensitive to social, cultural and political change.

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of ­yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.

A Passage To India: Shah Rukh Khan Through The Eyes Of His Greatest American Fan

A Passage To India: Shah Rukh Khan Through The Eyes Of His Greatest American Fan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has grown beyond the confines of Bollywood and India to find fame and fans worldwide, writes Beth Watkins.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement