UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    India recently saw mass exodus of people of North-East India from various parts of the country due to malicious web and social media content. Which of the following organisations are authorised to monitor web and social media for malicious content.                                     
    1. National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO).                                         
    2. Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).                                   
    3. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).                                  
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.                                  

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  1 and 3           

    C)  2 and 3

    D)  All of these      

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Faced with recent episodes of misuse of internet in creating unrest, the centre is planning to set up a dedicated 'cyber surveillance agency' to monitor the web and social media networks for malicious content, having implications on law and order and forewarn security agencies and state police for taking preventive steps. The idea is to keep a watch on web content, which are in the public domain and which may have potential to create law and order problems like what the country witnessed in the wake of the recent Asom Violence. Presently apart from NTRO and CERT. DRDO and IB are also authorised to monitor the web and social media for malicious content.

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