Facing flak over surveillance fears, govt drops its plan for social media hub

Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi who appeared for Moitra said the tenders would be opened on August 20. The petition said that BECIL had invited proposals to select a bidder for the Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning (SITC) of a software tool for the hub of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Moitra submitted that she was active on several social media platforms, had a “large social media following” and contended that the Hub was “being set up with the clear objective of surveillance of activities of individuals like herself on social media platforms”. Read more…

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