The government directed internet majors Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to immediately remove links of the dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge. The online game has led to suicides of children in India and other countries.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT said in a letter to the internet majors that there are instances of children committing suicide in India while playing Blue Whale Challenge.
It asked the internet majors to ensure that any such link of this deadly game should be removed immediately from social media platform.
The Blue Whale Challenge is 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 asked to share photos after finishing the different levels of the game. It is spread via links on social media platforms.
Internet Service Provider Association of India’s President Rajesh Chharia appreciated the government’s move for issuing the order to block the game.