In Saran district, the Bihar government has temporarily banned Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, and 20 other apps. To “keep peace and calm,” the Bihar government has temporarily banned 23 social networking and messaging apps in Saran district until 11 p.m. on February 8. According to a Bihar government decree, popular apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Snapchat, and others have been prohibited.
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According to the ruling, WeChat, QQ, Qzone, Tumblr, Google+, Baidu, Viber, Line, Pinterest, Telegram, Reddit, Snaptish, YouTube (upload), Vine, Xanga, Buaanet, Flickr, and other social networking sites for mass messaging are also prohibited.
The judgement was made “based on available inputs and as submitted by the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police Saran,” according to the order. “It is reasonably anticipated that some anti-social clement in Saran District may use the internet to transmit objectionable content in order to spread rumour and disaffection amongst the public at large in order to incite them to commit various offences against communal harmony and cause damage to life and property and disturb peace and tranquillity,” the order continued.
“It is believed that the misuse of social networking sites and instant messaging services is likely to be detrimental to the interests of peace and serenity in Saran District,” according to the order.