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Govt asks Internet service providers to remove hate content

PTI 18 Aug 2012, 7:53:18 IST
New Delhi, Aug 17: Government has issued directions to all Internet service providers to disable any inflammatory or hateful content that targets the community from northeastern states.

“Based on complaints regarding content that's inflammatory, hateful and inciting violence targeting North East Community, DIT has issued an advisory to all intermediaries,” Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot said.

The advisory based on terms and provisions of IT Act and Rules asks them to take action for disabling all such content on priority, the minister said.