IT, Tourism Dept keeping watch on social media handles defaming Goa

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Panaji: Minister Rohan Khaunte on Wednesday said that his Information and Technology and Tourism departments are keeping close watch on the social media accounts, that indulge in defaming the state.
Talking to reporters, Khaunte on Wednesday pointed out that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has already ordered Cyber Crime cell to investigate into such accounts and take action.
The minister said that these account holders may be coming to Goa with not so good intentions or paid by someone to defame the state. “We don’t know why they are doing it,” he said.
“These days it has become easy to get mileage on social media. Goa has been easy destination to get mileage,” Khaunte said.
The minister said that he has asked IT and Tourism department to monitor such influencers and their accounts. “Action will be taken against the violators,” he said.
The tourism minister said that when Goa is being projected as a preferred destination, such things are “unacceptable.”
“We can understand, if tourists have got any bad experiences but they can’t use Goa for their cheap tricks for monitory or other gains,” he said.

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