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Army bar on FB

New Delhi, Jan. 23 (PTI): The army has asked its personnel not to use social media like Facebook and WeChat which may have servers abroad, fearing such networking could compromise national security.

The authorities are worried that activities on the social media could lead to identification of the officers and their location, sources said.

At least two officers have been tried and punished by the navy recently after they were indicted for using Facebook accounts and disclosing the position of their ships. Intelligence agencies have been probing the origins of web-based chatting platforms with fears that their servers could be based in China.