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Supreme Court issues notices to Centre, Twitter over abusive content

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and Twitter over alleged abusive content on the social media platform.

The government has alleged that is widespread negative content being spread by fake accounts on Twitter that need to be investigated.

In the absence of a law to check online content there has been a misuse of social media platforms to create violent and abusive content to amplify the activities which are against the spirit of the ‘Union of India’.

BJP leader Vinit Goenka, also a member of the Governing Council filed a petition in which he said there are hundreds and thousands of fake twitter handles and fraudulent facebook accounts in the name of dignified and famous people.

“These fake twitter handles and Facebook accounts use a real photo of constitutional authorities and eminent citizens and common people reply to the messages published from these accounts,” the plea said.

On Tuesday, twitter has dismantled almost 97% of the handles that the IT ministry has censored for making negative content and spreading it through bogus accounts. The bogus accounts need to be put down for carrying negative comments on the protests’ by farmers recently.

The Information Technology minister Ravi Shankar recently re-approached Twitter on Thursday cannot prove to be different while already handling problematic situations on Capitol Hill and the Red Fort.

The government provides all the rights for the media and people to speak but that doesn’t mean to violate the safety, security, law and order of the country.

“Please do not spread enmity, violence and misinformation. Please follow the Constitution of India and the law of the land (otherwise we will be very strict),”he said replying to a question on Rajya Sabha.

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“Today I want to clearly state that be it Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin or Watsapp they are free to work in India but they need to abide by the Constitution of India and laws of India,” the minister said. 

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