Admitting to difficulties in identifying people using Web sites to spread communal hatred, the Government said it was working with social networking sites to create an institutional mechanism to prevent misuse of technology.
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said some social networking Web sites have agreed to share user information with the Government but there were some procedural issues involved.
The minister said that the government has to make efforts in consultation with the Web sites and impress upon them to create an institutional mechanism to prevent misuse of technology.
If there was misuse of technology there should be provision for punishment, Sibal said, adding no such provisions were available at present.
Sibal said some Web sites have refused to share user information contending that they were beyond the jurisdiction of India as their web servers were located in other countries.