UIDAI informs SC on its move to set up social media wing

Dimapur, Sep 11 | Publish Date: 9/11/2018 11:43:38 AM IST

 The Supreme Court on Tuesday was told that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was ready to address the objection to its move to set up a social media wing to identify “top detractors” and “neutralise negative sentiments” in relation to Aadhaar.

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal told the bench of that they are ready to address suggestions and accommodate them.

The Attorney General’s response came to a PIL by TMC lawmaker in the West Bengal assembly Mauha Moitra seeking the quashing of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for hiring a private agency to monitor the social media platform to track “top detractors” of Aadhaar scheme and counter them.

“This monitoring activity shall extend to Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus, YouTube, Google Play Store, news websites, Instagram, Linkedin, blog platforms, consumer forums etc so that issues related to Aadhaar.  

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