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The Information & Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) has reportedly shelved its plans to place social networks, including Facebook, under surveillance.

ICTA Chairman Dick Ng Sui Wah was quoted saying in Defi Media that the Government has “listened to the people of Mauritius.”

A Consultation Paper issued by the ICTA, announcing its intention to allegedly filter ‘fake news’, triggered popular outcry.

After consultations with Facebook, a platform, CERT-MU, has been established.

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