Privacy experts wary of covid directive3 min read 24 May 2021, 11:04 PM IST
The Indian government, in a letter to social media companies last week, said the World Health Organization (WHO) had classified the variant as B.1.617. The term ‘Indian variant’ was without basis
NEW DELHI : The Indian government’s efforts to remove mentions of an ‘Indian variant’ of the coronavirus from social media have raised concern among users and privacy experts. The directive has no legal ground, some experts said, while others contended that if platforms comply with the norms, thousands of posts that may not be offensive could be affected.
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