India’s government has provided new intermediary guidelines for social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to comply with; failure to which may result in banning these giant platforms in India. The deadline for these social media platforms to comply with the Government of India’s new IT rules ended on May 25. None of these platforms have so far accepted the new regulations. Indian-made social media platform Koo, the Indian version of Twitter is the only platform that has accepted the Centre’s intermediary guidelines so far. Several other tech giant companies have still not met the requirements, that can set them up for criminal activity. Social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram may face ban in India if they fail to comply with the new intermediary … (1)
However, Facebook announced yesterday that it aims to accept the new guidelines. Center’s new rules were announced in February month, and the government gave the above companies three months to comply with the new IT rules according to which they are expected to monitor its contents and remove ones if objectionable. The big social media platforms like facebook twitter instagram ban in india. The giant company, Google has also said that they will obey the rules posted by the local laws to assure the Indian government of its continuing efforts to ensure legal compliance. A Google spokesperson said that the company has consistently invested in significant product changes, resources and personnel to ensure its combat against illegal content effectively and fairly, be transparent & comply with local laws in the jurisdictions it operates in. It covers all of Google’s major platforms such as YouTube.