Social Media 2100 URLs blocked till June 2019

During the first six months of this year till June 2019, over 2100 URLs were blocked on social media, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. In the year 2016, 2017 and 2018 over 633, 1385 and 2799 URLs were ordered to be blocked by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. According to Section 69A of the IT(Information Technology) Act, 2000 government has power to block computer resources for of any cognizable offence relating to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement is stored or hosted. Social media platforms are being addressed by Ministry of Electronics and IT and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as well as police for the issue of objectionable content.

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