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Effective steps being taken to counter social media propaganda from Pak: Singh

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Singh said today that "studios" have been set up in to promote propaganda and manage content on to mislead the people of Kashmir, but the Centre is taking effective steps to counter them.

The in the said a "perception is created in these studios on a daily basis and false messages are spread".

"Intelligence agencies have intercepted recorded false messages like encounter (between militants and security forces) has started and people are requested to reach the spot (to help militants escape)," Singh told reporters here.

"It is a reality that studios were set up in under a well-planned strategy to manage propaganda on to mislead the people of Kashmir," he said.

Replying to a question on the challenges posed by social media, especially in Kashmir, Singh said the has taken a serious note of the matter and is chalking out a strategy to counter the spread of false information.

On the Assembly elections, he expressed confidence that the BJP would form the next government in the state. The said the people of have made up their mind to vote the BJP to power in the state.

"has unveiled himself by stating he is ready to become the of the country and thus spoke of the dynasty rule," he said, referring to the president's assertion on Wednesday that he is ready to occupy the post if his party emerges as the "biggest" party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Singh said the youth constitute India's 70 per cent population and they have "tasted the real democracy" under Narendra Modi's rule.

"I have full faith that the people will express their faith in the leadership of Modi and help him to take to new becoming part of the New India," he said.

Voting for the state polls are underway today. The results would be declared on May 15.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 15:45 IST