social media rules

2021 brings new norms for social media giants to 'follow'; firms 'share' concerns but 'subscribe'

The year began on a turbulent note for social media platforms when the government asked Twitter to block tweets and handles in connection with the farmers' agitation.

published on : 31st December 2021

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.

published on : 25th November 2021

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.

published on : 23rd July 2021

IT Ministry may issue FAQs on new social media rules in one or two weeks

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.

published on : 22nd June 2021

It’s tough to put the cyber genie back into the bottle

The way things were panning out between Twitter and the Union government, it seemed we were going the Nigeria route.

published on : 13th June 2021

Government issues 'one last notice' to Twitter to comply with IT rules

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"

published on : 5th June 2021

Twitter's allegation of 'intimidation tactics' by police totally baseless, says government

The ministry slammed Twitter's statement on Thursday as an attempt to dictate terms to the world's largest democracy.

published on : 27th May 2021

Concerned over intimidation tactics by police, potential threat to freedom of expression: Twitter

The microblogging platform said it plans to advocate for changes to elements of IT rules 'that inhibit free, open public conversation'.

published on : 27th May 2021

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.

published on : 27th May 2021

Committed to comply with local laws: Google CEO Sundar Pichai on new social media rules

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.

published on : 27th May 2021

Experts see ground for WhatsApp to file lawsuit

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.

published on : 27th May 2021

Modi government asks large social media companies to report status of compliance with new IT rules

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.

published on : 26th May 2021

'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.

published on : 26th May 2021

'Every Indian is cheering for us': Amidst Twitter ban row, home-grown Koo lands $30 million funding

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.

published on : 26th May 2021