In a bid to check the hate campaign, the Government is believed to have directed more than 80 internet pages and user accounts to be blocked on the social media sites which include Facebook and Twitter, reports PTI.
The distorted messages and images in the past few days have led to the tension and panic in some of the cities in south India especially Bangalore. This has resulted in the mass exodus of the people of Northeast from these cities.
Keeping in view the situation the government on Friday had imposed a ban on bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days. The home ministry is believed to have directed that social media and blogs which are frequently used for spreading rumours be checked.
Yesterday, the government had issued instructions to block 76 Internet sites, which included web-pages and some websites, and had said that bulk of the rumours that triggered panic among people of North-eastern states in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra were sourced from Pakistan.
According to media reports, a Pakistan-based hardline group is suspected to have been involved in doctoring images and spreading them across social networking sites to create panic among people of North-Eastern region living across India.