Kerala Cyberdome launches social media lab

The novel venture was established to keep a tab on  unhealthy and criminal activities prevailing in virtual space.

Published: 01st April 2017 02:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st April 2017 02:45 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a bid to prevent atrocities against women and children on social media, including Facebook, the Cyberdome wing of the state police launched a social media lab on Friday at the facility at Technopark here. 

The novel venture was established to keep a tab on  unhealthy and criminal activities prevailing in virtual space. The lab will primarily focus on creation of fake profiles using pictures of women and children without their consent. 

The lab will also keep a tab on porn sites, paedophile pages and sites that promote drug use. All such accounts will be deleted without notice.

The unit has started to delete certain pages on FB and Whatsapp which promote child pornography, Cyberdome officials said. 

Thiruvananthapuram Range IG Manoj Abraham, who is the nodal officer of Cyberdome, said women and housewives should be aware of the possibility of misuse before uploading their pictures on Facebook and Whatsapp. 

Another milestone of Cyberdome is its association with Indian Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, to trace activities of terrorists and Maoists on social media.

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