As many as 1,662 defamatory websites and links were blocked by social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter following requests from law enforcement agencies, Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Facebook had blocked 956 URLs against requests for 1,076 URLs, Twitter 409 URLs against 728 requests and YouTube 152 URLs against 182 requests, Mr. Ahir said. He said Instagram had blocked 66 URLs against requests for 150 and others had blocked 79 URLs against requests for 109 URLs.
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