I formally communicated our sense of dismay to Twitter: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad minister
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad expressed his concern to Twitter officials for ensuring that social media platforms are not abused to spread terrorism and extremism.

Telecom Minister had a meeting with the Twitter Global Policy Head, Colin Crowell to converse about the issues regarding privacy and security on social media along with that to acknowledge Jammu on the micro-blogging platform and representation of Jammu as a part of Pakistan was also discussed.

Twitter once also made a mistake of showing J&K as a part of China receiving a lot of backlash.

After the meeting he shared, “I flagged one important issue to him, namely that while we fully welcome social media, we respect freedom of speech and expression, but Twitter also needs to ensure this lovely platform is not abused for terrorism and extremism,”

He also added, “But people do abuse this platform and that care ought to be taken. India is sitting in the midst of a mini terrorist hub and faces this danger, he (Crowell) acknowledged this problem. In fact he also said that Twitter removed more than 1,00,000 entries because of this,”

“I formally communicated our deep sense of dismay and disapproval on this. A greater sensitivity needs to be shown by these platforms as far as our geographical identity and integrity is concerned,” he said.

The minister invited the US-based firm to contribute in India’s Digital literacy program. It is also revealed that Twitter will unveil the program ‘Twitter for good’ in India this week to provide relief in case of natural disasters.

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