Odisha police removes 292 offensive social media posts related to elections

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | May 03, 2024 IST

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Cuttack, May 3: Odisha Police’s social media monitoring cell has removed 292 offensive posts related to the ongoing general elections. 

Supporters of various political parties and other groups had uploaded the posts on social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and X.

The social media cell of Odisha police had sent 289 requests to Facebook to take down/remove offensive content. Meta, which owns and operates Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and others, has already deleted 181 posts.

 The cell had sent 190 requests to Meta to take down/remove offensive content posted on Instagram and around 110 posts have already been blocked.

Similarly, it had requested YouTube to remove three contents and Google has already removed one.

Sources said more than 275 handles on various social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, X, Reddit and others are under the surveillance of Odisha Police’s social media cell and action will be initiated against those violating the law. Police have registered two cases since March 16 and arrested one person while another was served a notice under section 41-A of CrPC.

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