India is determined to address misuse of cyber space and prevent them: Prasad

New Delhi: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today went on to say that Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them.

Addressing the inaugural session of the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) here, Prasad underlined the need to keep the cyber space safe and secure for a better digital future.

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“Our government has effectively used social media for giving voice to the unheard but it is equally true that radical elements and terrorists are abusing this medium for perpetuating hate and terror. Radicalisation of young people through tools of social media poses grave threat to humanity,” the minister said.

“The world needs to come together to address the misuse and abuse of the cyber space by terrorists and hackers.”

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Thousands of delegates from 131 countries and ministers from 26 countries are in the capital to attend the two-day event.

“Misuse of Internet for child pornography is posing grave threat to childhood. Financial frauds and cyber attacks can eliminate the trust of ordinary citizens in the cyber space. Therefore, we all need to speak in one voice against cyber crimes,” Prasad stressed.

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