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UP issues advisory to curb fake news, hate content on social media

The advisory is aimed at curbing fake news and spread of inflammatory content on various social media platforms, such as Facebook, WhatssApp, Twitter etc

WhatsApp, Facebook, fake news
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WhatsApp, Facebook, fake news

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Even as the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests continue unabated across the country, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued a set of guidelines for promoting ‘safe’ usage of the social media by citizens and students alike.

The advisory is aimed at curbing fake news and spread of inflammatory content on various social media platforms, such as Facebook, WhatssApp, Twitter etc.

The guidelines have been circulated by UP additional chief secretary (IT and electronics) Alok Sinha among all the departmental heads of the state government, apart from the divisional commissioner and district magistrates for launching awareness campaigns in this regard.

The directive referred to

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First Published: Jan 30 2020 | 6:24 PM IST

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