Will Social Media Platform Facebook, Twitter and Instagram be closed in Índia:
On 25 February, the social media platform had a time limit of 3 months to comply with the new rules given by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter are constantly in a discussion about data privacy. And it is also being heard that the time for its ban in India has come to a close. In fact, on 25 February, the social media platform was given a time period of 3 months to follow the new rules given by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The duration of which ends on 25 May. Now it remains to be seen whether these apps can be banned in the next 2 days.
The Union Government on 25 February 2021, on behalf of the Ministry of Electronics and IT of India, was asked to appoint Compliance Officers, Nodal Officers etc. within 3 months to regulate the digital content and all these areas of work should be in India. was supposed.
- Under the orders and rules given by the government, companies have to appoint a Compliance Officer and along with that, the name and contact address of those officers should also be from India. Things like grievance resolution, monitoring of objectionable content, complaint reports and removal of objectionable content are included.
- A committee will also be constituted under all these rules. Which will include people from Defense, External Affairs, Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Ministry of IT, and Women and Child Development. At the same time, all of them will also have the right to hear complaints of violation of the code of conduct.
- The new rules will include grievance redressal i.e. accepting any complaint within 24 hours and giving reasons for not taking action or taking action within 15 days.
However, in view of all this, some platforms asked for a time of 6 months. So some of them said that they are waiting for instructions from their headquarters in America. It has been said by sources that these companies are working in India and are also making more profits from India. But the headquarters are awaiting the green signal to follow the guidelines. In such a situation, it is difficult to reach any conclusion.
Indian app koo implemented new rules
According to sources, these social media platforms have not yet followed these rules. Also, they have not implemented their new rules. Let us know that Koo, the Indian microblogging site, said on Saturday that it has followed the new guidelines for the digital platform before the deadline set later this month, but no other social media platform has done so yet.
Sources say that whichever company fails to follow these rules. Their intermediary state may be abolished. Criminal proceedings can also be taken against them. Also, sources said that if companies fail to follow these rules by May 26, they may lose the protection given to them under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act.
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