Government Debunks Reports Suggesting ‘Namaste’ Tool as Its Answer to Zoom

[ad_1] The government has debunked the reports suggesting the launch of a video conferencing tool “Namaste” as its in-house solution. The official Twitter account of the government’s citizen platform MyGov has posted a tweet to refute the claims made in respect to the portal that has been developed by a Mumbai-based app company Inscripts. Meanwhile, […]

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India’s Coronavirus Chatbot on WhatsApp Crosses 1.7 Crore Users in 10 Days

[ad_1] MyGov Corona Helpdesk, the official WhatsApp chatbot by the Central Government that was aimed to eradicate fake news and spread awareness about COVID-19, has crossed the milestone of 1.7 crore users in 10 days of its launch. The chatbot is designed to serve information about the disease that is believed to be caused by […]

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India Tells Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube to Curb Misinformation

[ad_1] Witnessing a huge surge in fake news and misinformation related to new coronavirus (COVID-19) on social media platforms in India, the government has issued an advisory to them, saying it is pertinent on their part to control spread of misinformation on their platforms. The government wrote to top social media companies including Facebook, Google-owned […]

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Government Regularly Asking Telcos to Provide Call Data Records, Says COAI

[ad_1] The government is found to have asked telecom operators in India to provide “voluminous” call data records (CDRs) of all mobile subscribers across several regions for specific days. Although telcos have been receiving similar requests from the authorities for some time, the trend has been increased during January and February, as noted by the […]

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