Responsibility for content on social media platforms, websites must be clearly defined: Union Minister
Drawing attention to this 'important' aspect, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw observed that youngsters may easily be tempted to believe the written word.
Twitter non-compliant with IT Rules on May 26, named officials as contingent arrangement later: MoS IT
Twitter has also informed the IT Ministry about its physical contact address in India, and has published a compliance report for June 2021, the government said in a statement.
The FAQs are currently being worked on and are likely to be issued in 1-2 weeks and the set of FAQs would address 10-20 questions.
The way things were panning out between Twitter and the Union government, it seemed we were going the Nigeria route.
Ministry said that though with effect from May 26, 2021, "consequences follow" given Twitter's non-compliance with rules "however, as a gesture of goodwill, Twitter is hereby given one last notice"
The ministry slammed Twitter's statement on Thursday as an attempt to dictate terms to the world's largest democracy.
The microblogging platform said it plans to advocate for changes to elements of IT rules 'that inhibit free, open public conversation'.
New rules designed to prevent misuse of social media; WhatsApp users have nothing to fear: IT minister Prasad
"The rules only empower the ordinary users of social media when they become victims of abuse and misuse," Prasad posted on micro-blogging platform Koo, and also tweeted.
Pichai said that the comapny is committed to work constructively with governments and that a free and open internet is 'foundational' with India having long traditions of that.
The court will have to decide if it is proportionate to violate the privacy of everyone to identify one sender of a message,” wrote Pahwa.
In a note to 'significant social media intermediaries', the IT Ministry said the additional due diligence required from such large digital platforms has come into effect from Wednesday.
'New social media rules not against privacy; tracing messages only for very serious offences': Government
In a statement, the IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.
Koo is the only platform which announced that it has adhered with the social media regulations proposed by the Indian government aimed to act against fake news and unverified users.