The government has blocked 2 websites that were getting used by the Islamic State (IS) for information within the country. Two Facebook pages, travel by anonymous persons in Jammu &geographical area to attract kids into connection Jehad, have additionally been removed.

Govt blocks websites and FB pages for spreading ISIS information

A committee comprising senior officers of Intelligence Bureau, home and information technology ministries, CERT-In (cyber security hindrance body) and different agencies met on Wednesday and mentioned problems associated with terror threats emanating from the web. Its specific focus was on use of social networking sites by terror outfits.

Govt blocks websites and FB pages for spreading ISIS information

Two websites were blocked due to containing Islamic Information

The two websites, blocked on IB’s request, had details on a way to build bombs, do lone-wolf attacks and Jehadi coaching modules. The 2 Facebook pages, currently blocked, were being run within the geographical area for some weeks, sources aforementioned.

Sources abovementioned nearly 55-60 websites and pages of social networking sites that contained terror-related activities had already been blocked by the govt this year.

Safety and intelligence consultants meet once a month to debate threat from social media and CERT-in is given details of the websites to be blocked for completing Jehadi information. Earlier this year, CERT-in had blocked twenty six websites/URLs associated with IS.

The move comes whilst the govt is coming up with a 24×7 body to trace suspicious activities on web and talks are on with internet service suppliers.

Home minister & Telecommunication minister said about this..

Earlier within the day, Telecommunication Minister Shankar Prasad aforesaid that steps are taken to examine misuse of social media platforms to disrupt communal harmony and national security.

“Well as so much as radicalisation or political theory…communal or pro-terrorist views square measure involved, there’s a correct mechanism of coordination between Home Ministry and our Ministry,” he told a conference.