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Government Seeks Experts Nub to Block Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram

whatsapp AppIn the latest row to take hold of fake news, privacy breach and cyber attacks, the telecom department has sought views of the industry on technical measures that can be adopted for blocking mobile apps like Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc.

The telecom department has to seek advises amidst the situations where national security and public order are under threat.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) on July 18, 2018, had written to all telecom operators, the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI), industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and others and asked for their inputs to block the applications under Section 69A of the IT Act.

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