Tensions remain high between the Indian government and Twitter. After policing India’s capital, rated the social media Giants offices in Delhi and go to serve and notice based on a complaint about why a tweet by the spokesperson of the ruling BJP was tagged as manipulated media. The spokes pattern of the ruling BJP. Sambit Patra had shared a document allegedly highlighting the tactic used by the Congress party, which is in opposition to attack the ruling BJP’s efforts to combat the pandemic as Sambit Patra claimed that document or toolkit was made by Congress Party to define the ruling BJP. Congress tan alleged that the document treated by Sambit Patra is fake.
The party sent a letter to treat his headquarters in the US calling for Sambit Patra’s account, and those of several other BJPs representatives to be permanently suspended while Twitter didn’t do so. Over the last six months, there have been a series of flashpoints between the Indian government and the US-based social media giant over critical tweets from the farmer protests to the government’s covered response. Also, Twitter earlier this year reversed its blocking of several accounts critical of New Delhi’s new agricultural laws. Following a request from authorities. WhatsApp too remains in muddy waters.
Next up is Facebook, just two days from the deadline. Facebook is yet to our point. Officials who in lease directly with the government. The social media giant save few issues needs more engagement with the government. Facebook aims to comply with the provisions of its rules. The directives were issued in February and required all significant social media intermediaries, including Instagram and Twitter, to designate executives for these roles by May 26th.
Under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act, social media platforms marched the dismay of governments worldwide holds a lot of data on their users that not only affect privacy laws but could fundamentally affect democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram maintain profiles of their users, the data of which they anonymize and sell to businesses who utilize that data to increase their reach, followers, the website traffic and revenue. This data can also be used to map users political views and preferences. This is why governments across the globe are about to limit the power of social media companies as these kinds of data breaches can be used to exact various political outcomes.
Is Facebook banned in India?
According to the reports, if Facebook does not comply by May 26, It may lose the intermediary’s protection and status. Government can also take criminal action as per the law and order in India.
Is WhatsApp banned in India?
Is Twitter going to ban?
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have not been banned yet, but there is a possibility that the Indian government could go that way if these platforms don’t comply with the new rules.
Is Instagram banned in India yes or no?
No, they are not banned yet.
What are the new rules for social media in India?
As per the new rules, social media platform or news platforms have to appoint India-based compliance officials, giving their name and contact address in India, complaint resolutions, monitoring of objectionable content, compliance reports and removal of objectionable content.
Which apps are banned in India?
Here’s a complete list of apps that have been banned in India in 2020:
- UC Browser.
- Baidu map.
- Clash of Kings.
- DU battery saver.