New Delhi, Apr 4 (PTI) The government has set up a National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) to address various kinds of cyber security threats, including threats arising from misuse of social media, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said there have been instances of misuse of social media for creating disturbances in the society.
“Instances of misuse of social media, including creating social disturbances, have come to the notice of the government. Police and public order being state subjects, the concerned law enforcement agencies take appropriate steps to prosecute offenders as per law,” he said replying a written question.
Ahir said further action under the Information Technology Act is also taken for removal or blocking of such content which affects the interests of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognisable offence relating to above.
“The government has taken a decision to set up National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) to address various kinds of cyber security threats, including threats arising from misuse of social media,” he said.
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