Social media companies in trouble..? Changing the rules..?

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Social media companies in trouble..? Changing the rules..?

The federal government has decided to create a grievance appeal board with separate powers to appeal decisions made by grievance authorities on social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. 30 days are there to comment for the public to comment. Millions of people use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Instagram. In particular, Facebook and YouTube are the biggest users of social media in our country.On these social media, it was alleged that false information that could compromise the sovereignty and security of the country, defamatory comments about individuals and messages inciting religious hatred were shared without restriction. To control this and bring justice to those affected by these cases, the federal government enacted information technology rules last year. As a result, social media companies with more than 50 lakh users have been required to appoint a grievance officer, deputy officer and individual officers locally to oversee the execution of orders issued by them. Twitter was hit hard by the feds for delaying enforcement of the order. Eventually, the company also appointed grievance officers.Allegations have been made that the solutions offered by these complaints authorities were also discriminatory. Various parties have complained that user records are deleted and accounts are blocked for no apparent reason. To this end, the guidelines on information technology must be amended in the “digital” law. In addition, the new amendment provides that social networking sites respond within 72 hours if user complaints are subject to 10 types of government offenses. The public was allowed to comment on the amendment within the next 30 days. The decision to change the rules will be made based on public feedback.

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