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29 April 2014

Mizoram Government Concerned By misuse Of Social Media

Aizawl, Apr 29 : Concerned over the rising trend in misuse of social media by people, the state government of Mizoram has come up with a plan to carry out comprehensive awareness programs in order to sensitize the people of certain legal consequences over misuse of social media.

Alongside the sensitization drive, the people are also to be oriented on the advantages of modern information technology depending on its rightful usage. Departments concerned under the state government will carry out the public awareness campaigns in various forms like seminar, workshop etc.

In connection with the said matter, a meeting was convened today by state’s Chief Secretary L Tochhong which was attended by Police, Home, Information Communication Technology, Information & Public Relations, Law & Judicial Departments, besides representatives from NEILIT and NGOs. The meeting which was held at CS Conference Hall discussed over how to take steps so as to make aware for the people on cautious use of social media and also to instruct them on the advantageous use of the same.

The Chief Secretary of Mizoram said that the meeting was called as being felt necessary to discuss the matter with the Departments concerned.  She added that many awareness programmes over social media are necessary.

The meeting with the Chief Secretary dwelt on the ill effects of Information Technology, particularly of social media. The discussion also included certain law and order relating to Information Technology.

The meeting, which discussed at length over the need to instruct the people to carefully use the social media acknowledging the penalty under IT law, came up with a thought to set up Cyber Security Cell under Police, and also thought it good to organise talk shows, workshops, seminars and other forms of awareness campaign.

Source: Newmai News Network


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