WhatsApp messages to be under scanner during poll period: CEC

WhatsApp messages to be under scanner during poll period: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today said any offensive material on social media during election period will be strictly dealt with.

"The Chief Secretary and the DGP were told to instruct the police stations to register complaints against obnoxious material on social media during election period," Sampath said at a press conference here.

Action in blocking messages sent via WhatsApp would be taken wherever complaint of offensive materials were found, he said.

The concern was raised by some political leaders during the CEC's meeting with different registered political parties here yesterday.

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