Problems with social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter have increased. If they do not accept the new IT rules of the Government of India before May 26, their interim status will be forfeited. In addition, the government may take criminal action against these companies for objectionable material posted on these platforms.
In February 2021, the government issued a notification of new IT rules. The social media intermediary was given three months to comply with the new rules and its deadline ends tomorrow, ie May 26th.
Social media platforms are also found guilty
If these social media platforms do not comply with the new rules, these companies are now guilty of posting offensive content. Being intermediaries, these forums are protected under Indian law and for this reason they are not responsible for the illegal and objectionable content posted on these sites.
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Three officers are to be put in place to address grievances
According to the new rule, any social media platform with more than 50 lakh users in India will have to hire at least three officials to address and address the grievances of users. Once the new rules are implemented, users will be able to complain about any content posted on these social media platforms.
The message source is tracked
Another feature of the new rule is that these platforms now need to trace the source of the message to be shared. However, this rule has been criticized by the Civil Society and the Internet Freedom Foundation. This, he says, affects people’s privacy and freedom of expression as well as end-to-end cryptocurrency.
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Companies need a little more time
If sources are to be believed, social media companies are asking for 6 months’ time to comply with the government’s new IT rules. However, the government is not in the mood to offer extensions to these companies. Industry associations CII, FICCI and USIBC are implementing the new rules and asking the government to rethink the new IT rules.