The Government of India has requested apps such as TikTok and Facebook not to take cases of users spreading misinformation around coronavirus lightly, and remove them from the platform to curb further spread of potentially harmful news.

The order was spotted by Reuters, which cites government sources talking about the matter. It comes just days after the report by Delhi-based digital analytics firm Voyager Infosec, which investigated videos targetted at a particular religion, undermining the severity of the COVID-19 epidemic and asking them to have faith in God. These went viral on social media soon after.



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