Police collaborates with social media giants to crack down on its misuse
Srinagar: In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have intensified its efforts to curb the misuse of social media platforms for anti-India and anti-national activities.
Sources said that they are actively tracking the IP addresses of individuals involved in such activities.
What sets this initiative apart is the direct cooperation Police have secured from social media giants, including WhatsApp, X (formerly known as Twitter), Snapchat, Instagram, Telegram, and TikTok etc.
This collaboration has granted the authorities access to information concerning those who exploit these platforms to spread anti-national sentiment.
The efficacy of this partnership recently came to light when the Police’s Cyber Investigation Kashmir wing apprehended an individual from Srinagar.
The individual was found to be operating a fake Instagram account and posting Anti-National content in the comment section.
Police along with other relevant agencies, have successfully infiltrated various Telegram and WhatsApp groups, where they closely monitor activities.
Sources said that a wealth of valuable intelligence has been gathered through these operations. They said that even teenagers, who are members of various Telegram groups, are under surveillance.