Kamal Town Police Commissioner
The cops keep a close watch
The chief policeman said that a derogatory or hateful message will always find its way to the police, as there are people who are informing the force of what is going on in the digital world. âThey even label our officers for such positions,â Pant added.
“Our priority would be based on the requirements based on the needs, because there would sometimes be
A senior official said the department observed a dramatic decrease in “hate” messages and related offenses after the social media watch cell began to “operate aggressively.”
âSocial media monitoring has sparked some fear among social media users who would now think twice before posting anything,â the officer said.
âWe still have a long way to go as the users of social media are increasing day by day. We need to keep an eye out for derogatory content. There are all kinds of scale / angle violations being done on social media. When we intercept, and they know we are doing it, the seriousness of those offenses diminishes. Subsequently, some handles become silent because they know that the cops keep an eye on the content and that the administrators alert them to these derogatory or hate messages, âadded the officer.
Police are identifying individuals or such groups engaged in nefarious activities, including posts patrolling not only in and around the city, but posts in other neighborhoods as well.
A senior police officer from the social media watch cell at
âWe make a list of ‘pro’ and ‘anti’ comments that have derogatory content, extract a list of handles and followers in our particular district. Then we will fork the IDs, ” the officer told BM.
Our priority is based on needs, as there would be covert propaganda operations involving the public, messages of public appeal or mass mobilization, opinion mobilization, criticism, etc.
– Kamal Pant, police commissioner
Cops will then start to monitor IDs – what they post and from where, etc. They have the required technical expertise.
âWe can also identify groups of people affiliated with political formations, parties, and if we decide that the comments need special attention, we forward them with the identity documents to the judicial police. If necessary, the people concerned will be summoned for investigation, âsaid the officer.
Previously, several community-sensitive posts were making the rounds on social media. âSomeone would transform a long-desecrated or destroyed brand symbol / idol, and share them saying that the incident happened recently and the culprits should be brought to justice,â the officer said.
Head of the social media monitoring unit in the Kalaburagi district –