Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram might face a ban in India if they failed to comply with new Intermediary Guidelines. The government set the guidelines and should accept them till the end of May 25. However, none of the platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter has complied with the new regulations yet.
The Indian version of Koo, Twitter, only a social media app which has complied with the new guidelines just ahead of the deadline. In February 2021, the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITy) had provided a 3-month time to the social platforms in order to follow the new IT rules.
However, according to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology latest new rules, the social media platforms expected to appoint compliance officers from India. These officers will take care of the monitor the content, handling complaints, and remove it if it is objectionable. Along with social media platforms but also to OTT platforms.
The cyclosis platforms including Amazon Prime, Netflix, and others are required to appoint a grievance redressal officer located in India. Revealing if Facebook will comply with the rules or not, a company spokesperson said in a statement, “We aim to comply with the provisions of the IT rules and continue to discuss a few of the issues which need more engagement with the government.”
According to the IT rules, “we are working to implement operational processes and improve efficiencies. Facebook remains committed to people’s ability to freely and safely express themselves on our platform.”