Citizenship Act Protests: Delhi Police Asks Facebook, Twitter To Block 60 Social Media Accounts
Police Said It Will Also Block Some Websites To Check The Spread Of Wrong Information In The National Capital Amid Violent Protests Over The Amended Citizenship Law.
Delhi Police has written to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter asking them to block as many as 60 accounts for allegedly spreading fake news related to the Citizenship Amendment Act. The police said that these accounts had posted unverified news which was later shared on WhatsApp groups. The police has also said that they are going to block some websites which, according to them, contains "inflammatory" content.
The police had Wednesday said that it was closely monitoring some social media handles to check the spread of wrong information in the national capital amid violent protests over the amended citizenship law. "We are monitoring some social media accounts to check the spread of misinformation. Appropriate action will be taken if anyone is found violating the laws," a senior official had said.
The police used drones extensively during the violent protests in the northeast district on Tuesday and their video footage is being assessed so that the miscreants involved in the violence can be identified and action can be taken.
The situation in Delhi is peaceful, but prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been imposed in some localities in northeast Delhi, the official said.
Violent protests were witnessed in northeast Delhi on Tuesday that forced the police to use tear gas and resort to lathi-charge, police said. The government has not ordered any judicial inquiry into the incidents of violence, including those in Jamia, as the matter is sub-judice.
First Published : 20 Dec 2019, 04:25:19 PM