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Submission + - Indian Govt. bans bulk SMS, investigating social media (ndtv.com)

saiful76 writes: "Following mass exodus of people belonging to north-east states India from southern states of India, specially Bangalore, allegedly due to the threatening messages, the government has asked relevant agencies to scan all social media platforms to check for inflammatory and offensive content, following which, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DIT) has issued an advisory to all intermediaries in terms of provisions of IT Act and Rules to take action for disabling all such content on priority. Cellphone operators have been told to block all bulk SMS-es and videos — so nobody can send a message to more than five people at a time."
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Indian Govt. bans bulk SMS, investigating social media

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