AFTER RIOTS, DELHI POLICE TO TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA – The Sunday Guardian Live

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Special Cell will buy internet monitoring software for all major platforms.
NEW DELHI: Delhi police is preparing for a major push towards identifying criminals and prevent crimes that are executed through the use of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging applications like WhatsApp, Telegram, Wechat, Viber and even Threema, which is considered to be an application whose content cannot be read without the consent of the users.The Special cell, Delhi police’s most elite unit that specializes in anti-terror operations and eliminating other high-profile criminals, is going to purchase internet monitoring software which will allow it to keep an eye on all the major platforms and messaging applications on a real-time basis and prevent terror attacks and incidents like Delhi riots which were executed with perfection by using WhatsApp.The main objective behind increasing its surveillance on social media and messaging applications is to prevent the use of fake news to spread anarchy as was done during the Delhi riots, to stop coordination between lumpen elements and criminals and to make sure that any terror attack is stopped at the planning stage itself.Delhi police, which functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home …

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