India Influenced Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
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Minster for Electronics, and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad warned Facebook founder, CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the recent Facebook Data Scandal. Addressing a special press gathering, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, ‘We will not spare any attempts to influence Indian Election System. Be it Facebook, or any other social networking platform.
If required we will take strict actions against those who attempt such unethical, and illegal practices. At the same time, the government is also is support of freedom of the press’, and freedom of expression in the country.
Currently, more than 200 million Indians are using Facebook. After the US, India is the largest market for Facebook. We welcome Facebook in India. But, if it comes to the notice of IT department that, data of Indian users are being harvested illegally, and is used to influence the Indian Election System, they will have to face dire consequences’.
Under the IT law, we can issue notices to anyone in the world making them come down to India. They will be strictly prosecuted, added Ravi Shankar Prasad.The Minister’s comments come after the ‘Cambridge Analytica’ data scandal came to light.
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