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Coronavirus: India tells social media firms to disinfect platforms

Coronavirus: India tells social media firms to disinfect platforms

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 March 2020 11:00 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: Witnessing a huge surge in fake news and misinformation related to new coronavirus (COVID-19) on social media platforms in India, the government has issued an advisory to them, saying it is pertinent on their part to control the spread of misinformation on their platforms.

The government wrote to top social media companies including Facebook, Google-owned YouTube, Twitter, TikTok and ShareChat to sanitise their platforms.

“Coronavirus the outbreak has become a global concern and it has been reported that there is a trend of circulation of misinformation and sharing anonymous data related to the virus, creating panic among the public,” said the advisory. (IANS)

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