Assam to strictly curb misuse of social media; CM Sonowal directs police officials to take strict action
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 19-May-2017

Guwahati, May 19: Assam steps forward to monitor the content and misuse of social media after the sudden increase in misuse of social media, as Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the Chief Secretary and DGP, Assam to take stern action against all those involved in such misdeeds.

Discussing the issues relating to misuse of social media with senior officials of Home Department, Sonowal advocated for use of appropriate law against all such cases. He also asked the police department to strictly monitor the use of social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. to check all such incidents.

CM Sonowal stated that many incidents have been reported recently where social media was used to malign the image of certain personalities as well as to vent personal anguish through publication of fabricated information. Expressing concern over such incidents, Sonowal said that it was a bad trend which needs to be checked.

Media Advisor to Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami, Legal Adviser Santanu Bharali, Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Assam VK Pipersenia, DGP Mukesh Sahay, Principal Secretary (Home) LS Changsan were also present among others in the discussion.