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Centre mulling measures to stop misuse of social media: Shinde

Last Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 22:00

Dehradun: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday said the Centre is contemplating measures to stop misuse of social media which poses serious threat to internal security.
"There are benefits of the social media. But at times if misused it becomes a threat to social security. Our experience in the North East (Assam) shows that motivated use of the social media can disturb social amity," he told reporters in reply to a question at Sitarganj in Uttarakhand where he laid the foundation stones of BSF and SSB battalion headquarters.

Advocating judicious use of the social media, he said the government has no problem with those utilising the platform for a good cause, but its misuse for creating communal tension or commotion among students is something which needs to be looked into.

"We have no problem with judicious use of social media. But we will have to mull steps to check its misuse for creating social confrontation or communal tension," he said.


First Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 22:00

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