India backs French initiative to combat spread of terror via social media

India on Wednesday joined a France led initiative to adopt a declaration to counter terrorism and radicalisation online including social media in the backdrop of Christchurch mosque attack.

“The events of Christchurch highlighted once again the urgent need for action and enhanced cooperation among the wide range of actors with influence over this issue, including governments, civil society, and online service providers, such as social media companies, to eliminate terrorist and violent   extremist content online,” stated the declaration made available to ET.

India was represented at the meet by Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IT Secretary. It may be noted that after the Pulwama attack France had taken lead in designating Masood Azhar as global terrorist.   Read More

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