Bengaluru, Nov 11, 2020: The Karnataka government has requested social media platforms to restrict derogatory and inflammatory content, said Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, here Wednesday.
The decision was in the wake of social disturbances caused due to such posts in the state, resulting in losses to damage and property.
Speaking to DH, Bommai said that the government was in regular touch with representatives of all social media platforms. "The Home Department organises regular meetings with Facebook, Twitter and other firms. We have requested them to come up with a ’filter’ to prevent hateful content on social media," he said.
It can be recalled that a social media post had triggered the violent DJ Halli riots, resulting in three deaths due to police firing apart from other damages.
Bommai said that the government was initiating measures to prevent cybercrime in the state. "Authorities are more vigilant about cyber crimes these days," he added.