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Digvijaya Singh for law to check ‘indecent content’ online

By Indian Express calender  03-Jul-2019

Digvijaya Singh for law to check ‘indecent content’ online

Arguing that fake news and the use of indecent language on social media are creating communal tension, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday asked the government to bring in a comprehensive law to force social media sites to remove indecent content.
Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, the Rajya Sabha member, without taking names, said many people who use indecent language on Twitter and other social media sites are “followed by big people”. He then asked the government to bring in a comprehensive law to force social media sites to take down such indecent content so that attempts to spread communal poison can be checked.
Observing that the issue is very important, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said, “But at the same time, you need to evolve a consensus. Otherwise, the moment you say something like that, then the others will start saying freedom of expression has been curbed…”

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