Coronavirus: India asks social media firms to remove references to ‘Indian variant’ – Therapy Box

Coronavirus: India asks social media firms to remove references to ‘Indian variant’

India’s information technology (IT) ministry has written to all social media companies asking them to take down any content that refers to an “Indian variant” of the coronavirus, according to a letter issued on Friday which was seen by Reuters.The World Health Organization said on May 11 that the coronavirus variant B.1.617, first identified in India last year, was being classified as a variant of global concern.The Indian government a day later issued a statement saying media reports using the…