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Terrorists using social media for communication: Home Ministry


New Delhi, Jul 25: The Home Ministry on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that terrorist groups are exploiting social media and encrypted cyber platforms for the purpose of communication.

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir

"Terrorist elements and criminal elements are reportedly exploiting electronic communication, including social media platform and encrypted cyber platform, for the purpose of communication," Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in a written reply to a question.

Ahir said in order to counter terror activities, there exists a close and effective coordination between intelligence and security agencies at the Centre and the states.

"The cyber space is being closely monitored to keep a watch on the activities of terrorist groups," he said.

Terror groups like IS and al-Qaeda use social media platforms to radicalise and recruit. Overground workers of terror organisations coordinate via social media platforms. On the domestic front, fake social media videos and posts help fan riots.


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