Social networks aid militants: United Nations

Facebook and Twitter gives them direct reach to their intended audience
New Delhi: Several terrorist organisations have wide presence on Facebook and Twitter, which give them direct reach to their intended audience, a UN report claimed.
“Promotion of extremist rhetoric encouraging violent acts is also a common trend across the growing range of Internet-based platforms that host user-generated content,” claimed the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in its 148-page report.
Meanwhile, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who was on his first visit to India, offered his help in the government’s Swachh Bharat Mission and Digital India initiative. Apart from these two missions, Mr Modi has “appealed” to the Facebook founder to promote India’s tourism potential and try to look at ways to enhance internet literacy among Indians along with internet connectivity.
The CEO of the California-headquartered firm said that Facebook wants to work with the Indian government in the fields of healthcare and education, providing a range of services to the people.
He said that Facebook will help in the creation of the Clean India Mobile App. This would give a strong impetus to the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Recently, the Prime Minister had used the Facebook to promote the clean India campaign. Mr Modi had shared his ‘Why Clean India’ (before) and ‘My Clean India’ photo along with a video on Facebook on October 3.
Mr Zuckerberg said that he is extremely excited about the Digital India initiative of the Indian government. Mr Modi asked Mr Zuckerberg to identify some domains of Digital India where Facebook can get involved and help.
( Source : dc correspondent )
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