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To curb spread of rumours, govt set to introduce norms for social media firms: report

To curb spread of rumours, govt set to introduce norms for social media firms: report

To curb spread of rumours, govt set to introduce norms for social media firms: report
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By CNBC-TV18 Aug 23, 2018 10:02:34 AM IST (Published)

The government is likely to introduce new guidelines by September to heighten the liability of the internet and social media firms under the Indian law to stop the spread of rumours or offensive content on their platforms, The Economic Times reported.

The government is likely to introduce new guidelines by September to heighten the liability of the internet and social media firms under the Indian law to stop the spread of rumours or offensive content on their platforms, The Economic Times reported.

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The move will involve the notification of fresh clauses under existing intermediary guidelines under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act, a top official told the newspaper.
The proposed guidelines will mandate global internet and social media firms to name a grievance officer in the country who will be given the responsibility to respond to the complaints within a few hours and has to ensure traceability of the content.
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