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Govt asks Google, Facebook, Whatsapp and others to remove link of Blue Whale Challenge

Blue Whale Challenge

Government has directed internet majors – Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo – to immediately remove the links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has led to suicide of children in India and other countries.

Mumbai and West Midnapore district have reported deaths linked to this game.

Ministry of Electronics and IT(Meity) instructed the internet majors in a letter to ensure that any such link of this deadly game in its own name or similar game is immediately removed from their platform.The letter was issued following instructions from Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The Blue Whale challenge is reportedly a suicide game in which the player is given certain tasks to complete for a period of 50 days and the final task leads to suicide.

The player is also asked to share photos after finishing the challenge.Meity said the proponent of Blue Whale Challenge should be reported to law enforcement agencies.

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