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India asks social media firms to remove content justifying killing of a Hindu

MUMBAI, June 29 – India has asked social media platforms to immediately remove content that encourages, glorifies or justifies the killing on Tuesday of a Hindu tailor, the government said.

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A Hindu man was killed in his tailoring shop in a northwestern Indian town on Tuesday, and two machete-wielding Muslim men in a video claimed responsibility for it, raising tension in the area. read more

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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a notice issued late on Wednesday that the removal of the content was necessary “to prevent any incitement and disruption of public order and to restore public peace and harmony.”

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Reporting by Aditya Karla; Writing by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by William Maclean

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JUNE 29, 2022

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/india-asks-social-media-firms-remove-content-justifying-killing-hindu-2022-06-29/

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