Indian Government eyes on block Facebook, WhatsApp and other big social media platforms in emergencies. Telecom operators and internet service providers to suggest ways to block social media apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, telegram and others during emergencies.
- Department of Telecommunications (DoT) wrote that block social media in emergencies to companies including Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular, Vodafone India, Bharat Sanchar Nigam, and industry associations.
- Government believe, Due to social media, riots are growing
- Government also believes that the question paper of Examination is done out due to social media.
- While such suspensions are frequent in Kashmir, Rajasthan and other states has also server down on internet services several times in this year.
- The government also generally gives instructions for block Internet in most examinations to avoid cheating.
- Because of Internet block, a lot of work is stopped
- Its effect falls on both government and private works.
- like banking, tickets booking, other government online works, online form filling, general online works and so many works.
Social media users
In 2019, it is estimated that there will be around 2.77 billion social media users around the globe, up from 2.46 billion in 2017. Social network penetration worldwide is ever-increasing. In 2017, 71 percent of internet users were social network users and these figures are expected to grow.
how many people are using social media in india ?
This statistic shows the number of social network users in India from 2015 to 2022. In 2019, it is estimated that there will be around 258.27 million social network users in India, up from close to 168 million in 2016.
- About 323 million people in India accessed the internet through their mobile phones in 2016, which corresponds to about 24.3% present of the country’s population.
- Mostly Indian use Facebook and whatsapp for messaging and posting.
- Any bad or good news gets viral instantly in India.
- Facebook algorithms automatically stop links viral, If you post any kinds of link in Facebook then posted link will reach less people than any photo or text in Facebook.
- That’s why links News in Facebook is a little viral.
- But whatsapp has no any algorithm for stop this.
- That’s why News in Facebook is a little viral
- But whatsapp has no feature to stop link viral.
- On the basis of news WhatsApp launch stop links viral feature soon in india.
- If WhatsApp launch this feature then any bad or good news not gets viral instantly in India.
- If this happens, then riots are not grow more
Then maybe the government will not take such steps.
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