Central government strict on social media, digital content, know new guidelines

New Delhi: Narendra Modi government on Thursday revealed its plan to keep more and more vigil on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter and Twitter (Digital Media) And streaming platforms will be brought under a strict regulator.

The central government is bringing laws regulating digital content in the country and will implement these laws in the next three months. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced this on Thursday. Prasad and Prakash Javdekar said in a press conference that there should be rules and regulations for social media companies as well.

Under the new rules, large social media companies will be allowed to take illegal content within a specific timeframe when a court order or notice is served by a suitable government agency.

Ravi Shankar Prasad Prasad said, “Social media is welcome to do business in India. They have got good business. He has got a good number of users and has empowered ordinary Indians as well. ”Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of IT Users, in a press conference on Thursday afternoon, gave the users proper to resolve their complaints in a timely manner against misuse of social media The stage should be given.

It is aimed at tracking people who use WhatsApp or other social media platforms to spread misleading news or carry out illegal activities, but also that cyber experts fear that companies may have their end-to -End encryption protocols have to be broken and paved the way for this.

OTT and Digital Media
New changes to the IT intermediary rules include ‘Code of Ethics and Procedure and Safeguards in Relation to Digital / Online Media’. The rules under this code will apply to everyone from online news and digital media entities to OTT platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

What are the guidelines

  • Social media platforms will have to deploy officers for surveillance.
  • Any offensive content has to be removed in 24 hours.
  • Platforms will have to deploy their Nodal Officer, Resident Grievance Officer in India.
  • How many complaints have been processed every month, it has to be informed.
  • Who is the first person to spread the rumor, it is necessary to give information because only then does it continue to spread on social media. It will cover important issues like India’s sovereignty, security, foreign relations, rape.
  • These guidelines will be applicable to all, whether it is a political party or anyone associated with a particular party.
  • OTT platforms / digital media have to provide information about their work, how they prepare their content. After this everyone has to implement self regulation. For this a body will be formed which will be headed by a retired Supreme Court judge or any other respected person.

Digital media platforms, like electronic media, must broadcast apologies for their mistakes.

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