The headline and text of the story have been edited due to errors. What's happening? The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has asked social media platforms to "immediately remove content that encourages, glorifies or justifies" the June 27 Udaipur murder, Reuters reported. The government stated in a notice issued late on June 29 that the removal of the content was necessary "to prevent any incitement and disruption of public order and to restore public peace and harmony." A man was killed in his tailoring shop in Udaipur, Rajasthan on Tuesday. Two machete-wielding religious extremists in a video claimed responsibility for it, raising tension across the state and prompting a mobile 24-hour internet shutdown. Why it matters? This order from MeitY is one in a long line that aims to pre-empt disturbances by putting the onus on social media to judge…
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