Uttar Pradesh: State government blocks 12 Tik Tok, 07 Facebook, 02 Twitter and 01 Whatsapp accounts

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Lucknow, April 14: Additional Chief Secretary Home Awanish Kumar Awasthi apprised on Tuesday that Beijing-based Tik Tok company has blocked 12 out of 14 accounts circulating fake news on the recommendation of the state information department. Apart from this, 07 Facebook accounts, 02 Twitter accounts and 01 WhatsApp account have also been blocked.

After the announcement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the lockdown till May 3 across the country, the Yogi government has started to enforce the second phase of lockdown more rigidly in the state.

At the same time, no false information should not be propagated among the public, UP Police are watching over such fake news. Most cases of fake news are related to social media. On this, such accounts will be blocked by the government.

Above information was given by the Additional Chief Secretary, Home Awanish Kumar Awasthi during a press conference at Lok Bhavan on Tuesday.

He said that along with this, 17,585 FIRs have been lodged under Section-188 so far, 22,632 vehicles have been seized. A mitigation fee of 6.84 crore has been recovered during the checking. A total of 1, 52,861 vehicle permits have been issued for essential services. About 43,077 vehicles are being used for delivery of fruits and vegetables. 179 people have been arrested by registering 404 FIRs against 506 people while carrying out special operations against black marketing and hoarding, apprised Awasthi